Thursday, April 2 2009
In Truffaut, the camera works not to keep the viewer out of the constructed reality of the film but rather to draw the viewer into the artifice, to make the viewer complicit in its feigned reality
Thursday, March 19 2009
The auteur is dead, long live the auteur: Orson Welles and Touch of Evil, 50 years on.
Monday, May 28 2007
The serious Science Fiction film genre is dead or at least on cinematic life support. As the new millennial marches forward, and an omnipresent production paradigm that substitutes spectacle for smarts, futurist filmmaking is definitely gasping for breath.
Tuesday, May 31 2005
'Truffaut had the dread of everything conventional. Above all, he detested the conventionality of the nonconventional,' Jean Gruault notes.