Framework

Framework is a magazine focusing on Movies

Articles from Vol. 51, No. 1, Spring

Berlin Year Zero: The Making of the Blue Angel
Wars will wash over us . . . bombs will fall . . . all civilization will crumble . . . but not yet, please . . . wait, wait . . . what's the hurry? Let us be happy . . . give us our moment.Ninotchka, screenplay by Billy Wilder, Charles Brackett and Walter...
Connectivity: An Interview with Susan Meiselas
This interview took place on August 28, 2009, in New York. Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas is renowned for her war journalism, particularly for the pictures she took in Nicaragua in the seventies, which became some of the most famous images of that...
Editorial
The body appears as a major theme in this issue, as something that is delicate, targeted, enduring, hated, loved, present, iconic, vulnerable, and peculiarly susceptible to public and private desire. The body in war, the body in metaphor, the body in...
Flesh for the Author: Filmic Presence in the Documentaries of Eduardo Coutinho
Theoretical discussions about the filmed body's corporality or materiality have often addressed the emphasis on physical presence as something that halts narrative progression, even if temporarily. But whereas classical narratives may allow for pauses...
Goyescas: Picturing Defiance and Consent in Early Francoist Cinema
In the wake of General Francisco Franco's ascent to power at the end of the Spanish Civil War in 1939, Spain's film industry underwent a significant transformation. On the one hand, the state strengthened censorship laws, exerting a greater ideological...
Proper Corruption: Index and Metaphor in Photographs of the Embalmed Corpse of Eva Perón
Photography does not create eternity, as art does; it embalms time, rescuing it simply from its proper corruption.André Bazin, "The Ontology of the Photographic Image"A representation of the departed in the medium of its own flesh, the embalmed corpse...
Queer Coupling, or the Stain of the Bearded Woman
When asked by a participant at a conference why there were no women poets in the Beat generation, Allen Ginsberg responded, "Is it our fault that there weren't any women of genius in the group?" During the selection process for his book of Photographs,...
Sophistication under Construction: Oscar Micheaux's Infamous Sound Films
What we witness as we experience his work is an evidence of the extreme effort required of maker and spectator alike at the pivotal point in space and time when a new tradition (one uses the phrase without hesitation) is sensed and known to be "under...
The Garbage Man: An Interview with Eduardo Coutinho
This interview took place on August 2, 2009, in New York City. Translation by Marilia Martins.The Brazilian director, producer, and screenwriter Eduardo Coutinho walks by the streets of Manhattan searching for an open space in a bar where he can smoke....
The Good Fight: The Spanish Civil War and U.S. Left Film Criticism
Temporarily stationed in a small village in southern France while waiting to be covertly escorted through the Pyrenees to join the International Brigades in Spain, future Hollywood screenwriter Alvah Bessie felt nostalgic for home. He attended a local...