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Dr Nicholas Reyland writes for The Guardian
Dr Nicholas Reyland, Music and Film Studies, contributed an article to The Guardian’s website this week. As part of his research into recent Polish culture, Dr Reyland has just completed a book on Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Three Colours trilogy (one of the major achievements of late twentieth-century European film). The newspaper asked Dr Reyland to write an audio-viewer’s guide to Blue, White and Red, focussing on the contribution of Zbigniew Preisner’s music to what Stanley Kubrick described as the Kieslowski collaborations’ great achievement: the creation of films which dramatize ideas, rather than merely talking about them. Dr Reyland’s article stimulated discussion surrounding this week’s streaming and liveblogging of the trilogy on the Guardian’s website and can be read here. His substantial Kieslowski and Preisner study is one of two books by Dr Reyland to be published in early 2012: Zbigniew Preisner’s Three Colors Trilogy: A Film Score Guide (Scarecrow Press) and the edited collection (with US scholar Michael Klein, Temple University) Music and Narrative since 1900 (Indiana University Press).