Keyword : Film Theory
The fact that Decasia (USA, Bill Morrison, 2002) has had many screenings at an equal amount of very diverse feature and documentary film festivals is testament to its slippery nature.
Can a series of fascinating lectures make for a good book?
Najmeh Khalili returns with a theoretical speculation on new digital media which looks for answers by looking into the cinematic past.
Part two of Menard's theoretical explication of classical film theory.
This two-part paper uses Orson Welles The Trial (1963) as a model to explicate Brian Henderson's long take theory. Instead of arguing for or against Henderson's critical standpoint, it uses its classification scheme as a basis for a more thorough understanding of the theoretical gap that exists between the two institutional pillars of cinema, the exclusive theories of Sergei Eisenstein and Andre Bazin.
This essay offers a Deleuzian analysis of the great Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky's montage theory of time-pressure, foregrounded against the historical backdrop of Eisenstein's montage of attractions.
Part two of Menard's unique 'cine-physics'.
The first of a two-part essay on one of cinema's still greatest thinkers and writers.
Part two of Younger's model analysis of the Bazinian discourse.
Younger presents an involved argumentation and defense of Bazin the critic, theorist, and historian par excellence. Far from the often perceived view of Bazin as an inconsistent or politically niave' writer, Younger presents a Bazin relevant and vital for the ages.Part two of Younger's model analysis of the Bazinian discourse.
For most film scholars Bazin was a man of many (incompatible) hats. Bazinian scholar Younger rethinks Bazin the Critic and Bazin the Theorist to argue otherwise.
The second of a two-part essay on one of cinema's still greatest thinkers and writers.
Author John Fucile's exploration and research in the Circadian Cinema model explored below has inspired two short digital films which he produced, directed, and co-wrote with Simon Fraser entitled Beat the Blue, which to date has been screened at festivals in New York, Oregon, Colorado, Massachusetts, Florida and California; and his most recent digital short, the wide-screen motion picture Zero.
Is the recent “end of cinema” discourse new? Jovanovic examines the theoretical and historical legacy of this discourse (part 2).
Is the recent “end of cinema” discourse new? Jovanovic examines the theoretical and historical legacy of this discourse.
By Brett Kashmere and Astria Suparak following the Stan Brakhage Benefit Concert featuring Sonic Youth, Anthology Film Archives, NYC April 12, 2003.
Part two on Gerry.
Totaro gets the ball rolling on Gerry.
The first of a two-parter.
Rist discusses why he thinks Gerry signals a strong return to form for Van Sant.