Jane Campion's The Piano available in Hardcover
- Pub. Date:
- Cambridge University Press
Jane Campion's The Piano is one of the most unusual love stories in the history of cinema. This volume examines the film from a variety of critical perspectives. In six essays, specially commissioned for this project, an international team of scholars examine topics such as the controversial representation of the Maori, the use of music in the film, the portrayal of the mother-daughter relationship, and the significance of the film in terms of international cinema, the culture of New Zealand, and the work of Jane Campion.
Table of Contents
Introduction: 'A Strange Heritage': from colonisation to transformation? Harriet Margolis; 1. Music in The Piano Claudia Gorbman; 2. The last patriarch Ann Hardy; 3. The Piano, the animus, and colonial experience John Izod; 4. Ebony and ivory: constructions of Maori in The Piano Leonie Pihama; 5. Foreign tunes? Gender and nationality in four countries' reception of The Piano Stephen Crofts.