Browse by author: Randolph Jordan
Randolph Jordan, who has written more on Fantasia than probably anyone else (except maybe me!), looks back at some of his fave moments and looks ahead to Fantasia 2012, and some of the new initiatives.
Part two of Randolph Jordan's report on Fantasia 2010, concentrating on films that feature mannequins.
Part one of Randolph Jordan's report on Fantasia 2010.
An analysis of the 2009 Fantasia International Film Festival, with an emphasis on the nature of genre cinema.
An analysis of sound in The Clone Returns Home.
An overview of the short film programs at the Festival Nouveau Cinéma 2009.
A report on the FCN 2008 film festival concentrating on films that depict the city.
An impressionist look back at some of the defining moments of Fantasia 2008.
A thematic and formal analysis of the environmental thread across a group of mainly low budget, independent horror films that showed at Fantasia 2007.
This piece centers upon a discussion with Hildegard Westerkamp about the use of her soundscape compositions in the films of Gus Van Sant.
The explosion of academic interest in sound studies over the past decade has ensured that I can no longer begin a special sound-oriented issue of a journal such as this by declaring the topic a “neglected domain.” Serious inquiry dealing with sound from a wealth of disciplinary perspectives has definitively taken place. In many ways, being free of the cachet that comes with obscurity is very appealing; I no longer have to justify my interest in sound, and can now comfortably take it for granted that the auditory dimension is worthy of exploration in its own right.
A report on the 2006 edition of the Festival of New Cinema in Montreal, with a preamble on the etiquette of big theatre experience in the era of the multiplex experience.
A report on Fantasia Film Festival 2006, discussing issues related to form-content, style for style's sake, and short films featuring man eating cats.
An review essay of the compilation DVD from Index, Sonic Fiction: Synaesthetic Videos from Austria.
Writer Randolph Jordan weaves through a thematic pattern of pregnancy/death/rebirth which left its mark on FanTasia 2005.