Oxi the Screenplay Amp Commentarcb (Hardcover) by McMullen Ken McQuillan Martin
|Brand||Rowman & Littlefield International|
|Author||Ken McMullen Martin McQuillan|
|Number of Pages||280 pages|
|Publisher / Label||Rowman & Littlefield International|
|Size||16.10 cm x 2.50 cm x 2.50 cm|
Oxi (Gr. Determiner lit. 'No' fig. 'Resistance' pronounced 'ochi') retells Sophocles' Antigone through the contemporary Greek crisis and modern European philosophy. A collaboration between the renowned British auteur Ken McMullen and the literary theorist Martin McQuillan the film draws upon and responds to the importance of the Antigone of modern thought (Hegel Arendt Lacan Derrida Butler) while coming up close to the politics of the street and the malign effects of the austerity experiment in Greece today. The screenplay weaves together a range of including performance fiction documentary interview and literary collage. The result is an intensely moving reflection on the tragedy of austerity today with contributions from Helene Cixous Etienne Balibar and Antonio Negri as well as several significant figures in Greek cultural life. The volume includes full transcripts of the interviews with Cixous Balibar and Negri and a previously unpublished interview with Jacques Derrida on the question of Oedipus as well as critical commentary from the filmmakers.