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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 ...
Review of Peter Loizos's Innovation in Ethnographic Film: From Innocence to Self-consciousness, 1955-85 (Chicago, Illinois: University of Chicago Press, 1993; 224 pages)
(History of European Ideas, 1995-07)
A review of Peter Loizos's Innovation in Ethnographic Film: From Innocence to Self-consciousness, 1955-85 (Chicago, Illinois: University of Chicago Press, 1993; 224 pages) published on pages 579-581 of the journal History ...
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 ...
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.
Filmmaking, Teaching and the Colonial Experience: An Immigrant's Account from "English" Canada of a Story of American Success
A caustic commentary on the nature, scope and limits of filmmaking and the teaching of it within Canada provoked by a supposedly informed review of the former that appeared within the Globe & Mail of Toronto ("Canada's ...
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 ...
How to Measure an Ideology
A primer on the rudiments of the tough task of theorizing for film 'theorists' unable to distinguish theories from ideologies.
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.
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 ...
Stroheim's Tactics of Comparison
Three-quarters of Stroheim's GREED  was cut from the film before its release at the insistence of the studio by a sequence editors who, in Stroheim's phrase, "did not know anything about my editing ideas", but the ...