1st Edition

Derrida Screenplay and Essays on the Film

    144 Pages
    by Routledge

    144 Pages
    by Routledge

    What if someone came along who changed not the way you think about everything, but everything about the way you think? That question is the path that leads us through Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering Kofman's award-winning Derrida. A film about the late philosopher and his work is more than a challenge, but Dick and Ziering Kofman's portrait of the philosopher is a remarkable achievement. Witty and affectionate, while repeatedly exploring the nature of cinema, identity, and even of questions themselves, DERRIDA follows Jacques Derrida from his work to his home as the filmmakers search for the Derrida that can be captured on film. This beautifully produced oversize volume presents the complete text of Derrida, along with an extensive interview with Jacques Derrida and introductory essays by the filmmakers and by Nicholas Royle.

    Geoffrey Hartman Foreword Nicholas Royle Blind Cinema Amy Ziering Kofman Making DERRIDA - An Impression Or.. Kirby Dick Resting on the Edge of an Impossible Confidence Gil Kofman (film to text adaptation) DERRIDA-Screenplay Jacques Derrida, Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering Kofman Derrida on DERRIDA - Q and A with Jacques Derrida Jacques Derrida and Kristine McKenna Interview Interview with Filmmakers Appendix: Poster, End Credits, Filmography


    Kirby Dick is an independent filmmaker. Amy Ziering Kofman, also a filmmaker, runs Jane Doe Films and studied with Jacques Derrida at Yale and in Paris. Jacques Derrida was born in Algeria in 1930; he died in France in 2004.

    "Blissful! A pleasure to watch!" -- Elvis Mitchell, The New York Times
    "Bewitching!" -- Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine
    "The great pleasure of Derrida, an absolutely first-rate documentary about his life and thought that is the cinematic equivalent of a mind-expanding drug, is how invigorating and refreshing it is to be in the presence of such a powerful, agile intellect." -- The Los Angeles Times
    "One of the Best Films of 2002." -- Elliot Stein, Ed Park, Village Voice