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Performance in the Cinema of Hal Hartley By Steven Rawle

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Performance in the Cinema of Hal Hartley

Table of Contents

List of Figures

ix

Preface

xiii

Introduction: The Cinema of Hal Hartley and Performance

1

Chapter 1: Critical Approaches

25

Realism

27

Abstraction and Empathy

31

Abstraction-Alienation-Distanciation

39

Performance

45

Chapter 2: The Quality or State of Being Changeable

65

Trust: Vicissitude 69

69

The Unbelievable Truth: A Performance of Gender 87

87

Tonality and the “Mannequin” Performer

93

Chapter 3: Dance

109

Surviving Desire: Dance, Performance, and Cultural Images 112

112

Simple Men: Dichotomies of Performed Images 135

135

Chapter 4: “There’s only trouble and desire”

151

Simple Men: The Failure of Masculine Performance 153

153

Amateur: Performing Violence 161

161

Chapter 5: “The world is a dangerous and uncertain place”

195

Flirt: Images and Difference 196

196