Articles tagged film theory, andy warhol, alejandro gonzález iñárritu

Classical, Lyrical, Circular, Interweaving: Breaking Form In Short Films

Once the calling card for young filmmakers, short films offer a chance to explore concepts of form and structure that Hollywood would not touch—at least not until it proved profitable.

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3 Nov 2011 // 1:35 PM

Andy Warhol repeats himself in two D.C. exhibits

WASHINGTON — Most people might find a repetitive routine monotonous. Not Andy Warhol. For the late Pop Art master, repetition offered a wealth of creative possibilities.

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Digital Ghost: Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul Recalls Uncle Boonmee

Celebrated film director and visual artist "Thai Joe" talks to PopMatters about the cost of transmigration, hybridity and fantasy, as his Palm D'Or-winning Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives finally bows stateside after traveling the long and winding roads of the international film festival circuit.

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‘Alejandro González Iñárritu’ Provides an Excellent Analyses of the Filmmaker’s Style

Film scholars Celestino Deleyto and María del Mar Azcona take a close, compelling look at Amores perros, 21 Grams and Babel.

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‘Lick Me’ Dishes Out Delicious Things About Cherry Vanilla

This is a guilt-free pleasure for Cherry Vanilla fans and those mesmerized by the myths surrounding the rock 'n' roll of the '70s.

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The Dreamland of Candy Darling

Beautiful Darling: The Life and Times of Candy Darling, Andy Warhol Superstar documents the short life of the transsexual actress whom Warhol’s POPism memoir

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Dean & Britta: 13 Most Beautiful: Songs For Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests

A lovingly handled soundtrack to Andy Warhol's short films of notables from the Factory crowd.

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The Velvet Underground: An Illustrated History of a Walk on the Wild Side by Jim DeRogatis

Great visuals aside, this collection is hit-and-miss. Like any textual description of music that falls short of actually hearing it, the words can't keep up with the images.

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Ferus by Roberta Bernstein & Kirk Varnedoe

Instead of the kind of comprehensive curatorial essay contextualizing and explaining the work it reproduces, this assumes a list of unadorned, unexplained names tells a story.

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6 Nov 2008 // 10:00 PM

Keith Haring: Warhol, Jr.

The Universe of Keith Haring digs under the artist's pop veneer and goes all the way to the surface, finding some kind of meaning in simplicity.

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The Artist’s Joke by Jennifer Higgie

What is surprising is that so little of 20th-century art criticism has focused on humor in art.

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30 Sep 2007 // 11:00 PM

Babel: Borders Within

As a director, Inarritu is kinetic, adventurous and deeply motivated by spontaneity of feeling. The new edition of Babel is worth getting ahold of for the extra feature documentary alone.

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30 Sep 2007 // 10:59 PM

Babel: Lest We Be United

The great, overarching question one asks during a film such as this is: where is the light? At 143 minutes, this much sadness and tragedy becomes somewhat numbing.

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18 Sep 2007 // 10:59 PM

September 11

The shorts in this international, 9/11-inspired collection range from masterpieces to messes.

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All Tomorrow’s Parties: The Warhol Years 1965–1967, Part Two

In the second of two exclusive PopMatters book excerpts from The Rough Guide to the Velvet Underground, Hogan offers a who's who of Andy Warhol's Factory people.

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All Tomorrow’s Parties: The Warhol Years 1965–1967, Part One

In the first of two exclusive PopMatters book excerpts from The Rough Guide to the Velvet Underground, Hogan details the energizing effect that meeting Andy Warhol had on the Velvet Underground's career. Stay tuned for part two tomorrow.

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YSL? Why not?

For Yves Saint-Laurent, clothes are a way of life and not a way of dressing; you may be wearing the most anodyne of dresses, but if you walk with one hand in your pocket then you create a mind-set.

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The Pay Off: The Best Film of 2006

For many of the movies on PopMatters' 2006 list of the year's best films, it is clear that a heavy personal and professional stake was riding on the final product.

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27 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Babel (2006)

Associated by instances of violence, the stories in Babel all concern children caught up in circumstances beyond their easy comprehension, while adults struggle to maintain some semblance of illusory order.

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11 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

21 Grams (2003)

In 21 Grams, the fragmentation is pronounced, chaotic to the point of mathematical precision.

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