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'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 ...
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).
Review of The Screenplay: Authorship, Theory and Criticism , by Steven Price (Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), xvi + 209 pages.
A review of The Screenplay: Authorship, Theory and Criticism by Steven Price (Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), xvi + 209 pages.
Eisenstein, Part 2: '[As] in Life Itself' – Montage from 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 ...
Review of Noël Carroll's "Problems of Classical Film Theory" (Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1988)
(The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 1989)
A review of Noël Carroll's Problems of Classical Film Theory (Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1988), x + 268 pages, published on pages 85 and 86 of the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 47, No. 1 ...
Reclaiming the Gaze: Mulvey, Feminism and the Woman Spectator
A essay by Barbara Hehner on feminism and its relevance for the study of films and filmmaking as submitted in November of 1985 in partial fulfilment of the requirements for a course in Film Theory taught by EWC. She was ...