Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Resources for January 25, 2017

Bordwell, David. "How La La Land is Made." Observations on Film Art (January 23, 2017)

Brubaker, Philip. "How Cool is Jim Jarmusch." Keyframe (January 22, 2017)

Dixon, Wheeler Winston. "The Most Important Film Book of 2014: Film Manifestos and Global Cinema Cultures." Film International (April 28, 2014)

Eno, Brian. "‘We’ve been in decline for 40 years – Trump is a chance to rethink.'" The Guardian (January 23, 2017)

French, Alex and Howie Kahn. "Livin' Thing: An Oral History of Boogie Nights." Grantland (ND)

Knappenberger, Brian. "Sundance 2017: Nobody Speak." Radio West (January 24, 2017) ["Director Brian Knappenberger’s documentary film Nobody Speak explores the court battle between online tabloid Gawker and pro wrestler Hulk Hogan as case study, among others, of how big money can use litigation to check the freedom of the press. It also asks what a thin-skinned billionaire in the executive branch could do to media outlets that anger him."]

Longworth, Karina. "Six Degrees of Joan Crawford: Bette Davis and Whatever Happened to Baby Jane." You Must Remember This (September 5, 2016)  ["Robert Aldrich’s What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? has done more to define later generation’s ideas about who Crawford was than perhaps any other movie that she was actually in. Unfortunately, most of those ideas center around Crawford’s supposed feud with co-star Bette Davis, which began as a marketing ploy and turned into something quasi-real -- or, at least as real as certain celebrity “feuds” of today."]
Mackenzie, Scott, ed. Film Manifestos and Global Cinema Cultures: A Critical Anthology. University of California Press, 2014.

Matthews, Andrew and Erik McClanahan. "Stranger Things and the Problems with Plotblocking." The Playlist (September 2, 2016) ["This episode is inspired by a recent essay called “Stranger Things” and the Problem of Plotblocking, written by indie filmmaker Andrew Matthews (“Zero Charisma“) for the site. The more TV shows use cinematic ideas and stories — either literally with a reboot or remake, or something more indirectly paying homage à la “Stranger Things” — it may appear these disparate mediums are merging interchangeably. But movies are still capable of doing much different things than TV, and vice versa. It’s without doubt an exciting time to love visual storytelling, but the more audiences by and large seem to prefer the ease of accessibility and comforts of watching TV at home, the more movies can seem less vital. And so, Andrew and I discuss the potential problems with stretching cinematic ideas into a longer format. We’re by no means here to knock on any beloved shows (we like them too!), but instead trying to explore how this could affect audience expectations and their viewing habits while also allowing content makers to overindulge themselves, if for no other reason than to fill a longer runtime."]

Pepe, Michael. "Eating, sleeping and watching movies in the shadow of what they do: Representing capitalism in post 2008 popular films." Jump Cut #57 (Fall 2016)

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