Browse by author: David George Menard
A personal and political appreciation of Susan Hayward's classic fictionalized account of Barbara Graham, I Want to Live!.
In the second of this two-part essay on Hitchcock as a 'romantic ironist' Menard focuses his attention on the distinctiveness of Hitchcock's form of suspense.
In this first of a two-part essay David George Menard analyzes the narrative methods of plot inversion as exemplified through Hitchcock's plots which pit ideals of romanticism against their potentially subversive thematic and moral counterparts.
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'.
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