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LE JEU EST FINI; LA GUERRE COMMENCE (or Playin' by the Rules Ain't Hardly No Fun Anymore)
An address on the nature, scope and consequences of the coming industrialisation of higher education presented to the Invitational Conference and Workshop on Film/Video as an Artistic, Professional, and Academic Discipline, ...
McLuhan's Method: the Mad Hatter at Tea with Austin and Wittgenstein
What was McLuhan doing? How was he doing it? Was it important? Within this essay I try to answer those questions by linking what he said and did, and how he did it, with the ways and means of the seemingly dissimilar ...
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 ...
Eisenstein, Part 1: 'A Fly in the Fly-Bottle' – Montage to 1930
Few artists have tried harder than Sergei Eisenstein to understand what they were doing, how and why, as they fashioned early on the works that made them famous, and no one among them has ever affirmed later on – with such ...
Santayana's Missing Pages: Learning by Recollecting How We Use Photographs
Sometime between 1900 and 1907 George Santayana addressed the Harvard Camera Club on 'Photography and the Mental Image', noting that his remarks seemed to him 'of some importance'. They were indeed, for his talk marked the ...
Michelson, Morley and Me: How We See, Hear and Hear Movies
The Michelson-Morley experiment of 1887 was the watershed in our coming to understand how differently waves propagate. As such, it ought also to have been the watershed in our coming to understand how hearing differs from ...
From Plato to Socrates: Wittgenstein's Journey on Collingwood's Map
How can I learn and help others to learn to mean more precisely by saying, doing and making things? By attending to how Ludwig Wittgenstein and Robin Collingwood answered that question during the first half of the twentieth ...
The Coming of Synchronous Sound to Filmmaking: and 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.
The Exemplary Practices of David Griffith, Part 2: INTOLERANCE – 'A Drama of Comparisons'
With the release of THE BIRTH OF A NATION in 1915, David Griffith established by common consent and emulation of his peers the prototype of international feature filmmaking – an exemplar of the possibilities of practice ...
Filmmaking, Logic and the Historical Reconstruction of the World
An assessment in historical context of how and what filmmakers, logicians and philosophers could have learned from one another about the rudiments of their crafts.