Filming for the Future

Filming for the Future

The Work of Louis van Gasteren

  • Author: Pisters, Patricia
  • Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
  • Serie: Framing Film
  • eISBN Pdf: 9789048529575
  • Place of publication:  Amsterdam , Netherlands
  • Year of digital publication: 2017
  • Month: January
  • Pages: 193
  • Language: English
Louis Van Gasteren was one of the most prolific filmmakers in the history of the Netherlands, with a resume that includes nearly eighty documentaries and two feature films - to say nothing of artworks and books.
Filming for the Future offers an extended exploration of Van Gasteren's work and audio-visual world. Patricia Pisters introduces us to a filmmaker who always had his camera ready and was relentless in filming a wide range of topics and events of national and international importance. Fascinated by technology, deeply engaged with politics, and intensely occupied by the traumatic effects of war, Van Gasteren assembled an unparalleled record of life in twentieth-century Amsterdam and beyond. Filming for the Future will be an invaluable source of documentation and analysis of one of the key filmmakers of our time.
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction. Encountering a Prescient Filmmaker
  • 1. Land, House and City
  • 2. Water, Transport and Technology
  • 3. War and Traumas of the Past
  • 4. Young Rebels and Doors of Perception
  • 5. Europe, Politics and Multinationals
  • Coda. Feedback Loops in Time without Final Cut
  • Notes
  • Filmography of Louis van Gasteren
  • Art Works of Louis van Gasteren
  • Illustrations
  • Bibliography
  • Index



By subscribing, you accept our Privacy Policy