Yvette Biro : Futó

Futó

i.e. Runner


MAGVETŐ, Budapest - 2011

Language: Hungarian

292 pages


How to admit loss, living with grievous traumas in personal life? How can one forget while remembering? ... YB’s first novel is an emotionally upsetting autofiction, memento of a never terminable self-search.

English translation from a chapter "Blessing in the Entryway" in Asymptote journal

Turbulence and Flow in Film

Turbulence and Flow in Film

- The Rhythmic Design


INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS, Bloomington - 2008

Language: English

288 pages, 21 b&w photos


Little attention has been paid to the temporal aspect of filmmaking. Turbulence and Flow in Film describes how pace and rhythm create meaning and how film gains its fullness through the flow of images and the speed or slowness of the dramatic action. It demonstrates that the quick or restrained breathing of the sequences is not a secondary element but rather provides the spirit and ambiance of the work.



Foreign editions:

Időformák



OSIRIS
Budapest
2005

Le temps au cinéma


ALÉAS
Lyon
2007

Sinemada Zaman


IZDUSUM YAYIMCILICK
Istambul
2011

Chinese translation by

CHINA FILM PRESS
BEIJING

2013


Nem tiltott határátlépések

Nem tiltott határátlépések

i.e. Authorized bordercrossing


OSIRIS, Budapest - 2003

Language: Hungarian

290 pages


Already fifty years ago Andre Bazin defended the right of a "cinéma impur", stressing the potential of "external" artistic forms in the filmlanguage, (how music, color, poetry, dramatic structure etc., have their right in the fullness of expression.)

Reaching its maturity, cinema not only enjoyed the power of "transgression", incorporating the above elements, but went further by demolishing old taboos.


A hetedik művészet

A hetedik művészet

i.e. The Seventh art


OSIRIS, Budapest - 2003

Language: Hungarian

426 pages


This is the fourth Hungarian edition of Yvette’s groundbreaking first two books: A film formanyelve (The Filmlanguage) and A film drámaisága (The Dramatic Structure of Film). It is a comprehensive account of the expressive means of the Seventh Art, proclaiming the right of a non-theatrical, free way of storytelling, drawing attention to the significance of the "logic of emotions".


To Dress a Nude

To Dress a Nude

- Exercises in Imagination

(with M-G Ripeau)


KENDALL/ HUNT PUB Co., Iowa - 1998

Language: English

165 pages


This book introduces a challenging method of screenwriting, intending to improve the flexibility to shape dramatic ideas. Through a progression of objets trouvés the reader is invited to write a story, using the objects as triggers for developing treatment.


Foreign editions:

Kako obleči akt


POKAŽI JEZIK
Ljubljana 1996

Egy akt felöltöztetése


OSIRIS
Budapest
1996

Nudo da vestire


BIANCO & NERO
Roma
1998

Direction Scénario


SÉGUIER
Paris
2001


Festina Lente

Siessünk lassan / Festina Lente

i.e. Hurry Up Slowly / Festina Lente


ÚJ VILÁG KIADÓ, Európai füzetek, Budapest, p. 5-38. - 1997

Language: Hungarian


Inspired by Italo Calvino’s motto, in the age of Allegro furioso, this work calls attention to other values in storytelling, borrowing appropriate musical notions, such as Poliphony, Tema con variazione, Lento, Majestuoso, Largo Desolato and Ritenuto.


A rendetlenség rendje

A rendetlenség rendje

i.e. Order of Disorder


CSERÉPFALVI KIADÁSA, Budapest - 1996

Language: Hungarian

287 pages


Where are the boundaries between order and disorder, severe composition and sensible freedom? What is the role of the contingent, the unforeseeable, the surprise in the structure of the film drama? Referring to Cassavetes, Agnes Varda, Chris Marker and Marco Ferreri, Theo Angelopoulos and Miklos Jancso as the outstanding guides in our desire for time-traveling.


Profane Mythology

Profane Mythology

- Savage Mind of the Cinema


INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS, Bloomington - 1992

Language: English

148 pages


"Profane Mythology is a brilliantly syncretic work that relates cinema to a wider context of modern thought, claiming that it is a radical medium of physical proximity and ceaseless change… She draws from the theories of Kracauer, McLuhan, and Christian Metz to explain the essence of the evolution of film poetics and stylistics… Modern film is not simply a personal vision but also a self-reflection in which consciousness examines its relation to the object of its study… Film not only reflects reality but forms reality and creates its own mythology. This book lays the foundations for a comprehensive theory of cinema as a socio-cultural phenomenon."


Foreign editions:

Mythologie profane


LHERMINIER
Paris 1982

Profán mitológia


MAGVETŐ
Budapest
1982

Chinese translation
without copyright permission
1991

Chinese translation

CHINESE FILM PRESS

2003


Filmkultura 65/73

Filmkultura 65/73

Selected and introduced by Yvette Biro


SZÁZADVÉG, Budapest - 1991

Language: Hungarian

299 pages


"In the short years of the "thaw", Filmkultura offered a home for the repressed words of truth, and opened a window to European Culture. Beyond the introduction and promotion of mere cinematic values, for us it meant the right to doubt, the free voicing of critical opinions." - Arpad Goncz, President of the Hungarian Republique 1990-2000



Jancso

Jancso

Préface de A. Wajda


ALBATROS, Paris - 1977

Language: French

142 pages


« De l‘œuvre riche et foisonnante du cinéaste Yvette explique sa cohérence, son fonctionnement, ses insistances… Collaboratrice de Jancso elle décrit le lieu d'une tension : le travail de la mise en scène. »

« C’est l’image (qui reste toujours) d'une seule situation : une plaine infinie, a la hauteur d’un homme debout. Deux tiers ciel, gris, nuageux. La terre est lisse comme une table. Il ne passe rien…apparaît un homme qui court... cet homme fuit…sa silhouette s’éloigne. Alors tout près du spectateur et de la caméra immobile, s'élève un grand fusil… longuement, posément il vise le point qui fuit… Enfin le coup retentit… c’est tout. » - from the preface by Andrzej Wajda



A film drámaisága

A film drámaisága

i.e. The Dramatic Structure of Film


GONDOLAT, Budapest - 1967

Language: Hungarian

142 pages


Two basic principles meet in the film drama: the proximity to everyday life (physical reality, movement and objects), and the articulation of these elements in order to create a non-linear, poetic, self-contained universe in which imagination, dreams, free associations may find their place.


Foreign editions:

Teorie filmové dramaturgie


ČS - FILMOVÝ ÚSTAV
Praha
1973


A film formanyelve

A film formanyelve

i.e. The Filmlanguage


GONDOLAT, Budapest - 1964

Language: Hungarian

258 pages


The book offers a comprehensive account on the expressive means of a film: it examines in detail the power of the image, the role of editing, both horizontal and vertical montage (sound), it analyses the structure of storytelling, discusses the nature of film acting, and the composite nature of the medium.


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