A book on The Souvenir, directed by Joanna Hogg, and her other films (ebook): Tour of memories
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The Souvenir with Tour of memories
Snag a copy of the first ever book to be written about British filmmaker Joanna Hogg and her process.
As a chronicle of the making of Hogg’s first Souvenir film, Tour of memories is a perfect companion to The Souvenir Part II, a film about the making of The Souvenir.
This is an ebook, not a physical book. It will be delivered to your email as a PDF and ePub on release.
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Why we wrote the book on Joanna Hogg and her film The Souvenir
Tour of memories
Tour of Memories offers the first in-depth 360-degree look at Joanna Hogg’s process through interviews with Hogg herself and her collaborators on The Souvenir and The Souvenir Part II — including costume designer Grace Snell and production designer Stéphane Collonge — many of whom have been working with her since the start of her career.
Combining interviews with critical essays and writing, this collection will help you discover Hogg’s interests, talents, and achievements — and the importance of her collaborators in her unconventional filmmaking process. It’s the key to unlock what makes her work so absorbing and unforgettable.
Erudite, casual, and easily accessible, Tour of memories will be essential reading for fans of Hogg’s work and a cornerstone for future Hogg scholarship.
What’s inside the book Tour of memories: The creative process behind Joanna Hogg’s The Souvenir
Critical analysis of The Souvenir and how it fits into the context of Hogg’s oeuvre
Tour of memories explores Hogg’s scathing and unsettling depictions of the British upper middle class. In an essay on Hogg’s films up to and including The Souvenir, Tour of memories explores Hogg’s fascination with how spaces structure her characters’ lives and relationships, and how she achieves this through production design, sound, and blocking.
Her first three features, Unrelated, Archipelago, and Exhibition will make you squirm uncomfortably in your seat. They’ll also leave you marvelling at Hogg’s meticulous blocking, sound design, and keen observations about human behaviour. Where Unrelated and Archipelago were realist dramas about the pressures of family vacations in tight quarters, Exhibition and The Souvenir are more experimental and dreamlike, exploring the creative process and its links to memory.
Read close-text analysis of some of Hogg’s best scenes across all of her films
There’s no better way to understand the visual and sound choices that bring Hogg’s work to life than zeroing in on the mechanics of a single, great scene. Tour of memories kicks off by reminding you of some of the highlights of Hogg’s films and the connections between them in themes and style.
Dive deep into the uncomfortable dinner scenes in Archipelago, the trip to Venice in The Souvenir, and more. It will serve as a refresher on Hogg’s films and a lens through which to think about all of them.
Interviews with Joanna Hogg’s core creative team
Through interviews with Hogg and her BIFA-winning behind-the-scenes collaborators of her Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner The Souvenir…
- Joanna Hogg
- BIFA winning Costume designer Grace Snell
- BIFA winning Production designer Stéphane Collonge
- Cinematographer David Raedeker
- Sound designer Jovan Ajder
- BIFA winning Editor Helle le Fevre
You’ll discover…how the people at the centre of Hogg’s films think about and analyse Hogg’s films, in order to bring them to life, and how this feeds their collaborations. It also offers insight into the making of The Souvenir, and thus, the making of The Souvenir Part II, which charts this process in a different way.
Praise for Tour of Memories
Listen to the book’s editors discuss The Souvenir on the podcast
How to buy
Snag our ebook, and become an expert on The Souvenir and Hogg’s filmmaking process.
The ebook is available as an ePub and PDF, which are readable on all tablets, smart phones, and eReaders.
Buy the book here for $24.99 CAD, which is roughly $20 USD and 15 GBP.