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The Aesthetics of Absorption: Truffaut’s ‘The 400 Blows’
2 Apr 2009 // 4:59 PM
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
An Auteur's Touch of Evil
19 Mar 2009 // 4:59 PM
The auteur is dead, long live the auteur: Orson Welles and Touch of Evil, 50 years on.
The Red Violin: Meridian Collection
20 Jul 2008 // 6:00 PM
The violin is symbolic of our investment of objects with meanings and desires beyond their immediate uses, and it continues to entrance and engage even after the film's final shot.
25 Mar 2008 // 6:00 PM
A beautiful movie. So very, very beautiful. Achingly beautiful, excruciatingly beautiful, tear-inducingly beautiful.
Style Over Substance: Diva (1981)/ The Red Violin (1998)
3 Jun 2008 // 6:45 AM
Don't let anyone tell you differently - cinema is cyclical. Ever since the initial barrage of old school Hollywood studio glitter, films (and their maverick