15 mai 2015

Austerlitz (W. G. Sebald) | Source Photographic Review

WG Sebald's last novel, like its predecessors, is illustrated with mysterious photographs. Sebald scholar Jonathan Long visits locations featured in the book and explores how the photographs correspond to (or conceal) reality. Clive Scott, Sebald's former colleague, recalls conversations with the author about the book. Michael Brandon-Jones, the technician who prepared Sebald's manuscripts for publication, talks about how the books were arranged and the different sources of the visual material they contain.

Directed and edited by Richard West
Camera: Brian Morrison
Title Sequence: David Haughey

Film Clips: Die Nibelungen, Siegfried's Death (1924) Fritz Lang (Director)
Rights: Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung Distributor: Transit Film GmbH
Stock Footage: Getty Images

Music: Beethoven, Sonata No.9 in A, Op. 47 ('Kreutzer')
recording by Bronislaw Huberman and Ignaz Friedman (1930)

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