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In this episode, we discuss key insights from the book on Hogg’s process, the film’s themes, and the cinematic techniques used to tell the story.
About the book
This is the first book ever to be written on Joanna Hogg’s films and her process. The book includes a primer on Hogg, a look at our favourite scenes across her films, an essay contextualizing The Souvenir within her oeuvre, and an essay on narrative POV techniques in the film.
To give you the trademark Seventh Row 360-degree view of Hogg’s filmmaking process on The Souvenir, we’ve interviewed Hogg’s collaborators, several of whom have been working with her since her first film, Unrelated.
Inside, you’ll find interviews with Joanna Hogg herself, cinematographer David Raedeker, editor Helle Le Fèvre, costume designer Grace Snell, production designer Stephane Collonge, and sound designer Jovan Ajder.
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About The Souvenir and Joanna Hogg
Joanna Hogg’s exquisite new film, The Souvenir, was the talk of Sundance, picking up the World Dramatic Grand Jury Prize. Almost overnight, Hogg transformed into an international art house sensation. The Souvenir is Hogg’s first coming-of-age story, and her first film to be set over months instead of days — a unique challenge given Hogg’s process involves shooting in order, without a conventional script, with the actors improvising on camera. Set in the 1980s, The Souvenir tells the story of a film student who gets into a difficult romantic relationship that simultaneously feeds her creativity and shakes her self-confidence. Based on Hogg’s personal experiences as a film student, it even features an exact replica of the apartment she lived in at the time.
Hogg specialises in scathing and unsettling depictions of the British upper middle class. 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.
How to buy
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The ebook is available as an ePub and PDF, which are readable on all tablets, smart phones, and eReaders.
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