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On Mathematics, Music and Film
An early attempt by the author to comprehend the nature, scope and limits of the constraints on the possibilities of 'colour music'. (Thesis submitted in the Spring of 1968 in partial fulfillment of the requirements for ...
Sternberg's Maxims, Dietrich's Face: Distinguishing Cinematographical from Photographical Lighting
How does cinematographical lighting differ from photographical lighting? Josef Sternberg amplified the answer when lighting the face of Marlene Dietrich within the six movies that he made with her between 1929 and 1935. ...
Misusing Sights as Sounds: The Infringements of Radio Drama on the Making of CITIZEN KANE
Many arts have influenced the cinema over extended periods of time. One art – radio drama – is an exception, for we can date the onset of its influence from the coming of synchronous sound to the cinema in 1926 and the ...
Robert Towne, Chinatown, and the Bewitchments of 'Tone'
Screenwriters during the 'studio era' were required to work in sequence upon the screenplays of movies. After the studios collapsed, however, they were obliged increasingly to work alone, many striving to secure above all ...
Kant at the La Ciotat Station: the Arrival of the Lumière's Train
In 1787 Immanuel Kant published a second edition of his Critique of Pure Reason. Within a new preface he reaffirmed an identity that his critics had failed to comprehend: we and God encounter things differently rather than ...
Bypassing Elder - Sitney on Elder on Brakhage
P. Adams Sitney, in his otherwise estimable review of Bruce Elder's The Films of Stan Brakhage in the American Tradition of Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, and Charles Olson, disregards the author's goal of demonstrating how ...
KING KONG, Carroll and Currie: Misconstruing Monstrously How We See Things by Means of Movies
Two confusions have vitiated recent philosophical discussions about filmmaking: the presumption of Nöel Carroll that discrimination entails essentialism and the presumption of both Carroll and Gregory Currie that we cannot ...
'In a Moment of Brilliance': Heidegger's Horsemen, HIGH NOON and the Existential Sentiment of 'Westerns'
By evidence and common consent, great 'western' movies are mythical encompassing a Weltanschauung that has engaged viewers within diverse cultures for over a century. Questions recur, however. What makes them so? and why ...
The Coming of Synchronous Sound to Filmmaking: an Introduction
An introduction to the causes and effects of the 'revolution' that occurred between 1927 and 1930 within the American filmmaking industry when the making of movies with synchronous sound became possible.
Growing Things: the Rural Patience of Robert Flaherty
As Robert Flaherty was making his first documentary with synchronous sound (MAN OF ARAN, released 1934), he discovered that he had never learned to cut smoothly between shots. He had become the most renowned maker of ...