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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.
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 ...
Performers Playing Themselves
An enquiry by Matthew Crippen into how we encounter actors as we perceive them by means of a movies, having encountered them within other movies beforehand. After discussing how we use photographs, he concludes that we ...
Review of Eric Barnouw's Documentary: a History of the Non-Fiction Film (Oxford University Press, New York, 1974), 332 pages
A review of Eric Barnouw's Documentary: a History of the Non-Fiction Film (Oxford University Press, New York, 1974), 332 pages, published under the title 'Barnouw on Documentary' on pages 1 and 7 of the University Film ...
Review of Post-Theory: Reconstructing Film Studies, edited by David Bordwell and Noël Carroll (Madison, Wisconsin: the University of Wisconsin Press, 1996)
A review of Post-Theory: Reconstructing Film Studies, edited by David Bordwell and Noël Carroll (Madison, Wisconsin: the University of Wisconsin Press, 1996), xviii & 564 pages, $45.00 cloth, $17.95 paper, published on ...
The Virtues and Limitations of Cookbooks: A Review of Manuals (Hastings House, 1976) by Daniel Arijon and Dwight V. Swain
A review of Daniel Arijon's Grammar of the Film Language and Dwight V. Swain's Film Scripting: A Practical Manual (New York, New York: Hastings House, 1976).
IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT and STAGECOACH
A survey and assessment of the reception and influence of IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934) and STAGECOACH (1939).