Framework

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Articles from Vol. 47, No. 2, Fall

A Business Idea: An Interview with Saul Charney
Saul Charney was involved with creating and distributing the film of the early seventies' Erotic Film Festival, called The Best of the New York Erotic Film Festival (USA, 1973). In the late seventies, he worked again with Roger Sichel on the Psychic...
An Appraisal of Latin American Cinema
An Appraisal of Latin American CinemaLatin American Cinema: Essays on Modernity, Gender and National identity, eds. Stephanie Dennison and Lisa Shaw. New York: McFarland & Co., 2005.This selection of texts on Latin American cinema is uneven but valuable....
An Interview with Khalid Mohamed
Journalist, screenwriter, and film director, Khalid Mohamed is one of the few people who has managed to make the transition from writing about cinema to directing his own films. A long-time film critic for the Times of India and editor of Filmfare, Mohamed...
Benny's Video, Caché, and the Desubstantiated Image
A stable of theorists greets the reader of scholarly literature on Michael Haneke. In my own essay on Benny's Video and again in an overview of Haneke's oeuvre for Senses of Cinema, I attempted to see his Austrian features through a prism of Baudrillard,...
Dispatch from Mali: A Soap Opera Education
My first image of Malian TV occurred unexpectedly during my training as a Peace Corps volunteer. A teacher pulled out a TV one night and turned it on to watch the news. What I saw was clearly an amateur video presented as national TV. Stoic and stiff...
Haneke, the Long Take, Realism
To begin with, while the cinema used to make one situation produce another situation, and another, and another, again and again, and each scene was thought out and immediately related to the next (the natural result of a mistrust of reality), today,...
High Fidelity: France's Conversion Era and the Limits of the Classical Style
High Fidelity: France's Conversion Era and the Limits of the Classical StyleCinema's Conversion to Sound: Technology and Film Style in France and the U.S., by Charles O'Brien, Indiana University Press, 2005.Charles O'Brien's scrupulously researched and...
Michael Haneke and the Discontents of European Culture
At the risk of being perceived as pointlessly creating a straw man out of a very distinguished critic, I would like to preface these remarks on Michael Haneke by commenting first on Robin Wood's thoughts in Sexual Politics and Narrative Film concerning...
Pain and the Limits of Representation
In an interview in Story Quarterly in 1995, the contemporary American writer Brian Evenson was asked to address the violent character of his writing. This violence had already led to the writer's excommunication from both the Mormon Church and Brigham...
Poetry and Film: Cinema as Publication
BackgroundCinema has always been an unusually derivative art form. It evolved first as an extension of the still photograph, and soon after as an extension of the magic show; and it was not until D. W. Griffith and others recognized that theater and...
Reflections on Modernity: The Third Mexico City International Contemporary Film Festival and the 21st Guadalajara International Film Festival
Reflections on Modernity: The Third Mexico City International Contemporary Film Festival and the 21st Guadalajara International Film FestivalThe international film festivals in Mexico City and Guadalajara offer distinct approaches to overcoming the vicissitudes...
The Fifth Annual Tribeca Film Festival
The Fifth Annual Tribeca Film FestivalNew York City, April 25-May 7, 2006Some of the best work of the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) was in documentaries. A few films made by young directors took inquisitive, non-narcissistic approaches to history,...
The Thirteenth Annual African Film Festival
The Thirteenth Annual African Film FestivalNew York City, April 26-May 30, 2006The programming of the 2006 African Film Festival, held in New York City at the magnificent Walter Reade Theater (with perfect sight lines from every seat), the International...
Toronto International Film Festival
Toronto International Film FestivalToronto, Canada, September 8-17, 2005Though the Toronto Film Festival is increasingly dominated by Hollywood, it continues to showcase cutting-edge films from around the world, giving audiences a glimpse of unfamiliar...
Vancouver International Film Festival
Vancouver International Film FestivalVancouver, British Columbia, September 29-October 14, 2005International film festivals not only showcase movies from far-flung locales but also highlight the increasingly transnational character of cinema culture....
Wet Dreams: Erotic Film Festivals of the Early 1970s and the Utopian Sexual Public Sphere
Film festivals, from their inception and popularization across the world, have been a locus for the formation of communities and cinephile publics, as well as alternative modes of filmic exchange and circulation. Despite the very nature of their transitory...