Saturday, January 6, 2018

Dialogic Cinephilia - January 6, 2018

Ballin, Dima, David Kleiler and Jean-Paul Ouellette. "Dario Argento's Suspiria (1977)." The Rear Window (April 19, 2017) ["It’s been 40 years since Dario Argento unleashed his visionary masterpiece, Suspiria on an unsuspecting public. Part Giallo, part horror, part Baroque fairy tale, Suspiria has lost almost none of its ability to shock."]

---. "Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blow-Up (1966)." Rear Window (June 6, 2017) ["When Antonioni’s Blow-Up came out in 1966, it did well on the arthouse circuit, but proved enigmatic to many. Was it a murder mystery? A thriller? An existential fable of the mod generation? An auteurist masterpiece by an Italian director venturing into English-language film for the first time?"]

Reality can no longer be apprehended by the 'naked eye' the truth hides in the shadows. A seemingly innocent photograph of two lovers in an empty park slowly yields -- a truth not previously apparent; a corpse. To reveal the dirty secret, three levels of created reality are necessary, all involved with vision: the (photographed) photographer; the picture he and we view; and the detail discovered only by the magnifying glass. (12) Vogel, Amos. Film as a Subversive Art Random House, 1974. [Discussing Antonioni's film Blow-Up (1966)]

"The Books We're Looking Forward to in 2018."  TOR (December 26, 2017)

Gores, Jared, et al. "Best Films of the 1990s." Reel Fanatics (September 5, 2017)

Hauser, Christine. "Cold Baltimore Classrooms are 'Inhumane,' Teachers Union Says." The New York Times (January 4, 2018)

Klibanoff, Eleanor. "Bill That Limits Child Marriage Proposed in Kentucky Senate." Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting (January 5, 2018)

Risen, James. "The Biggest Secret: James Risen on Life as a NY Times Reporter in the Shadow of the War on Terror." Democracy Now (January 5, 2018) ["We spend the hour with former New York Times reporter James Risen, who left the paper in August to join The Intercept as senior national security correspondent. This week, he published a 15,000-word story headlined “The Biggest Secret: My Life as a New York Times Reporter in the Shadow of the War on Terror.” The explosive piece describes his struggles to publish major national security stories in the post-9/11 period and how both the government and his own editors at The New York Times suppressed his reporting, including reports on the Bush administration’s warrantless wiretapping program, for which he would later win the Pulitzer Prize. Risen describes meetings between key Times editors and top officials at the CIAand the White House. His refusal to name a source would take him to the Supreme Court, and he almost wound up in jail, until the Obama administration blinked."]

Winkelman, Natalia. "How Can We Ever Make a Film About Nymphets?" Another Gaze (December 14, 2017)

When Words Fail from Filmscalpel on Vimeo.

LED ZEPPELIN...03.The Battle Of Evermore from BRADA on Vimeo.

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