Articles tagged film history

‘In Search of Lost Films’ Leaves One Imagining the Possibilities

Film critic Phil Hall searches out the stories behind the deletion of films that could be as important as those that were saved.

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‘The Rhapsodes’: When an Aesthetic Approach to Film Criticism Was Novel

It’s hard to imagine now, but in the '40s it was a daring thing to champion film. These four critics did just that, and did it very well.

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Is Chinese Martial Arts Cinema Underexamined or Undervalued?

Stephen Teo's updated academic appraisal of the action genre delivers fascinating historic and cultural context.

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Israel, Palestine, and the Visual Administration of Occupation

Attending to the visual practices that regulate the Israeli occupation of Palestine, Gil Hochberg’s Visual Occupations opens up new ways of seeing life under occupation.

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Iris Barry Gave so Much to the World

Lady in the Dark is a meticulously researched, lovingly written book that suggests Iris Barry’s passions and accomplishments extend beyond the realm of cinema.

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This Film Noir Encyclopedia Pulls Noir from the Shadows

Film noir distills postwar anxiety into an existential cocktail that can still induce the spins, and this encyclopedic text, updated from previous editions, is a great place to start drinking.

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Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression by Moris Dickstein

Dickstein makes compelling sense of a bewildering decade’s art and expression, revealing essential elements of Depression-era culture that continue to speak to our lives.

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17 Sep 2007 // 11:00 PM

Celebrating Bogie

Film historian Richard Schickel fails to pay tribute to Bogie in a recent book. PopMatters' John Carvill takes matters into his own hands.

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18 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Abel Ferrara by Nicole Brenez

Strangest of all is the fan-club enthusiasm of Brenez's approach.

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Moving Pixels Podcast: Highbrow, Middle Brow, and Lowbrow in Free-to-Play Gaming

// Moving Pixels

"From the charmingly trashy to the more artistically inclined, there is a wide variety of gaming options in the free-to-play market.

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