Millennium Film Journal

Articles from No. 52, Winter

Celluloid City: Diary from an Encounter
Film scholar Eivind Rossaak, now Associate Professor of film and new media at the National Library of Norway, stayed in New York for a few months during the spring semester of 2008 as a visiting scholar at the Cinema Department at NYU, Tisch School of...
CHICK STRAND 1931-2009: A Memoir by Pat O'Neill
Chickie came to L.A. in 1966 when she entered graduate school in UCLA in Film. She came from Berkeley and Mendocino and Mexico. By then she had lived several complete lives, survived two unhappy marriages, had two children, and paired up with her life...
Found Footage, on Location: Phil Solomon's Last Days in a Lonely Place
Why would any artist already known and respected for a dtyle that continues to beguile audiences change course radically? The personal and professional risks are high and new methods likely difficult and time-consuming to master. Relatively late in his...
Heart Lights
Last November, on a very cold night, I walked over to Madison Square Park with a friend to see Rafael Lozano-Hammer's piece, "Pulse Park." After entering the park, I approached the piece, which was hundreds of theatrical spotlights placed at ground level,...
Masstransiscope: Restored and Reconsidered
You might be riding the Q train into Manhattan- gaze shifting between the words of the paperback in your hand and the feet of the passengers facing you - when, something catches your eye. It's not in the subway car. Beyond the window, somehow, you see...
Presence and Pastness: Three Films in Tribeca Film Festival 2009
Experimental filmmakers have a tradition of creatively and deliberately manipulating time. This is an aspect of the genre that I love to see... and feel. It's a visceral experience for me. I find it both thought-provoking and engaging to experience the...
PROJECTING BACK: UK FILM AND VIDEO INSTALLATION IN THE 1970s
-And what do you think of the work of people like Douglas Gordon, for example?What you can tell from those works in the first place, is the total ignorance of the fine arts community towards avant-garde filmmaking, because what Douglas Gordon and Stan...
The Technologies, Aesthetics, Philosophy and Politics of High Definition Video
In April 2007 at the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas, High Definition changed forever. Whereas previous HD cameras had cost half a million dollars, Jim Jannard, a sunglasses manufacturer from Canada, managed to develop a...