The Resource On the track of Robert Van Gulik, (electronic resource)

On the track of Robert Van Gulik, (electronic resource)

Label
On the track of Robert Van Gulik
Title
On the track of Robert Van Gulik
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A documentary quest about one of the most read Dutch writers in the world, Robert van Gulik (1910-1967). This diplomat, author and scholar was a highly versatile man and a connoisseur of Japanese and Chinese languages and cultures. He owes his fame to his detective fiction starring Judge Dee. ..The filmmaker Rob Rombout follows in his footsteps to discover the author’s legacy in his diaries, the people he inspired and the witnesses to his life. During Rombout’s years-long travels through the Netherlands, Indonesia, Japan, the U.S. and China he located many of van Gulik’s contemporaries and devotees of both Judge Dee and van Gulik: people whose lives changed after entering his universe. These are unique people who emulate the writer, the scholar and the diplomat. ..Robert van Gulik’s life reads like a novel. His books are in many respects projections of his own life. In one of his rare interviews, van Gulik accidentally disclosed: " ... Judge Dee, that’s me..."It can be difficult to draw the line between fact and fiction with a character like Robert van Gulik. In the documentary, reality and fantasy, past and present will flow into each other, at times imperceptibly. ..The narrative form is a quest where the filmmaker takes us on a journey in the author’s tracks. At times by plane, by ship or literally on tracks, by train just as the writer himself often travelled. The film is structured (often broken up) with fragments of diaries and stylized interviews. The filmmaker’s own voice blends into the spoken diary texts. ..The challenge is to bring to life a deceased writer using modern day images and without recourse to archive images. The author’s private archive material will be used in moments: handwritten letters, manuscripts, diary extracts, photographs and films. ..So this is not a biopic or reconstruction but a journey in search of what is left behind. The film presents a liberal interpretation of the writer’s life and at times provides a pretext for the exploration of other subjects. One door opens another. Through the portrait of van Gulik, the filmmaker addresses themes such as the relationship between fact and fiction, the East and the West, diplomacy and writing and the romantic and the erotic...The duality and the mystery of the man at the heart of this film are reflected in the cinematic form it takes: a continual flirtation with the boundaries of the documentary genre
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Off World BVBA in 2016
Language note
In English
Runtime
87
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
On the track of Robert Van Gulik, (electronic resource)
Label
On the track of Robert Van Gulik, (electronic resource)
Link
http://edmonton.kanopystreaming.com/node/314931
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
  • Film
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Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1314930
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unknown
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Extent
1 streaming online resource (streaming video file) (88 minutes)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) kan1314930
  • (CaAE) kan1314930
  • (OCoLC)985040799
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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