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Thursday, December 5 2013

‘My Crazy Century’: A Life of Expression Under Extreme Oppression

Ivan Klíma emphasizes moral dilemmas in spare, simple prose, shorn of philosophical digressions; as his autobiography demonstrates, Klíma avoids cant or cliché.


Wednesday, October 13 2010

‘The Haunting Cinema of Frantisek Vlasil’: a Political Allegory and a Sensitive Study of Childhood

Are you familiar with the films of Frantisek Vlacil? If you care about cinema as an art form, you should be.


Thursday, May 27 2010

The Greengrocer and His TV Is About the Politics of Television: Czechoslovakia, Circa 1968

Filtered through the TV screens of communist Czechoslovakia, this is an attempt at understanding if there was anything 'normal' about normalization.


Tuesday, October 27 2009

Private Century

Not a single shot in Private Century is original to Sikl or his collaborators. This is a profound illustration of the significance of editing to the nature of film as an art and craft.


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