CURIOUS IMPOSSIBILITIES: TEN CINEMATIC RIFFS
by Carla M. Wilson
with an introduction by James R. Hugunin
"...Wilson invites us into an awareness of the blurred line between reality and fiction rooted, I believe, in Wilson’s early formative experiences in moving into and out of that dark room, the movie theatre, in and out of dream and reality until they began to merge in her imagination. It is this dialectic — realized in dialogue — that interests this very talented author." —from the introduction by James R. Hugunin
American Book Review hailed Carla M. Wilson's first book, IMPOSSIBLE CONVERSATIONS, as "profound." Now her focus turns to film in this dazzling new fiction collection: CURIOUS IMPOSSIBILITIES:. Taking her cue from French New Wave films of the 1960s, Film Noir, and classics from the ‘70s and ‘80s, Wilson constructs a series of homages to ten visionary directors: Fellini, Tarkovsky, Duras, Robbe-Grillet, Godard, Marker, Truffaut, Bergman, Welles, and Ershadi. Her “cinematic riffs” offer creative interpretations of their iconic films that broke stylistic boundaries using non-traditional techniques.
CURIOUS IMPOSSIBILITIES subtly reveals the universal pertinence these timeless films bring to audiences culturally and artistically, socially and politically. Wilson’s interpretations and imagined dialogues usher the reader into a magical new theatre where darkness becomes illumination.
$15.95 / trade paperback; 136 pp., illustrated