Browse by author: Donato Totaro
The coming together of two great minds on film comedy, Arthur Koestler takes on Henri Bergson.
A detailed application of philosopher Henri Bergson's comic theory on Jacques Tati's masterpiece, Les vacances du Mr. Hulot. Be forewarned: some of this will not be funny!
An analysis of how diverging directorial styles can impact on acting and performance, using John Schlesinger's Midnight Cowboy and John Cassavetes' Husbands.
A sampling of what people thought of Louis.
An analysis of an often overlooked part of mise en scene, the use of props, in Spike Lee's timeless classic, Do the Right Thing.
A review essay of David Church stimulating collection of essays on Canadian avant-garde narrative filmmaker Guy Maddin.
An interview with the director of the horror classic, The Wicker Man.
A close formal analysis of the famous unmasking scene, which reveals a veritable lexicon horror film ideas.
An analysis of Tarr's final masterpiece, The Turin Horse, which breaks down its structuring use of the numbers two and six.
An analysis of the cinematic allusions found in Spielberg's underrated science-fiction film A.I..
A surprising examination of the two-way lineage between Federico Fellini and Italian horror cinema.
An appreciation of Colin Low, by Donato Totaro, in the context of the hommage to his works by Hors Champ.
A detailed analysis of Barilli's two unjustly lesser known filoni, The Perfume of the Lady in Black and Pensione Paura.
A detailed review of Roberto Curti's outstanding analysis of all things Italian gothic.
A theoretical clarification of the nuanced differences between 'genre' and 'filoni'.