Friday, February 20, 2015

Resources for February 20, 2015

Ward, Kim. "Lupe Fiasco's 'Bitch Bad.'" The Sociological Cinema (September 11, 2012)

Brunsting, Joshua. "For Criterion Consideration: John Mitchell's Shortbus." Criterion Cast (February 25, 2014)

by Signe Wilkinson

"The writings of André Bazin regarding cinematic fictions make for an interesting point of comparison. Bazin snapped into focus something that had been present for, but not as forcefully articulated by, previous thinkers about cinema, which is that there is a tripleness to watching fiction film. We watch, as it were, with three eyes: 1) attuned to the proceedings as artifice, as projected light arranged in patterns that tell a story; 2) attuned to the proceedings of the story; and 3) attuned to the proceedings as their own reality, as documents of events that actually took place. When we watch the opening of The Searchers, we simultaneously see: A) a human cipher made of light approach a house made of the same; B) Ethan Edwards return from the Civil War; and C) John Wayne ride a horse up to a solid-seeming building." -- Tom McCormack (2011)

Buruma, Iain. "Normal NAZIs." The New York Review of Books (February 19, 2014)

McGowan, Todd. "The exceptional darkness of The Dark Knight." Jump Cut #51 (2009)

McCabe, Colin. "Illuminations: Godard’s Every Man for Himself." The Current (February 19, 2015)

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (USA/Sweden/UK/Germany: David Fincher, 2011) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

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