Framework

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Articles from Vol. 45, No. 1, Spring

"A Neutral . . . Average Way of Looking at Things": The Films of Babette Mangolte
Babette Mangolte is well known today as the cinematographer for a number of major avant-garde and art films, including Lives of Performers (Yvonne Rainer, U.S., 1972) and Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Chantai Akerman, Belgium,...
Babette Mangolte Interview
This interview took place in New York City, March 29, 2003.BP: What was it like to be the first woman admitted into L'Ecole Nationale de la Photographie et de la CinematographiesBM: Actually, it started even before I was admitted to the school, because...
Curating Kiarostami
Curating Kiarostami Abbas Klarostami. by Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa and Jonathan Rosenbaum. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2003.160 pp. $34.95 cloth; $16.95 paper.As the Abbas Kiarostatni circle widens, so too does the need for solid scholarship both...
Editorial
"Place" and the "auteur." This issue unexpectedly explores those much visited ideas in interviews with and analyses of four directors whose films are vastly different: France's Babette Mangolte, Palestine's Elia Suleiman, Mexico's Francisco Athié and...
Elia Suleiman Interview
This interview took place in New York City, October 8, 2002, during the New York Film Festival where Elia Suleiman's new film, Divine Intervention, was screened.DS: Divine Intervention seems to have a pastiche of genres such as films by Jacques Tad and...
Jonathan Rosenbaum Interview
This interview took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, April 20, 2002.NK: In Movie Wars you are very critical of aspects of the U.S. movie business, and in an earlier autobiographical book, Moving Places, you explain that your family was involved in film...
Let Them Eat PBS
Let Them Eat PBS Viewers Like You? How Public TV Failed the People, by Laurie Ouellette. New York: Columbia University Press, 2002. 288 pp. $60.00 cloth; $18.50 paper.Viewers Like You? Hmu Public TVFailed the People (Ouellette 2002) provides an insightful...
Mexican Cinema and the "Generation of the 1990s" Filmmakers: A Conversation with Francisco Athié
The evolution of filmmaking and the development of a cinematic tradition in Mexico has been, like the tumultuous history of Mexico itself, punctuated by periodic declines, crises, and restorations. The following conversation with Francisco Athié concerns...
Possessory Credit
From one, commonsense angle, the idea of "Looking for the Auteur" is a little zany-because you don't have to look very far. Catherine Breillat, Stan Brakhage, Miike Takashi, all present and honored here at the 2002 International Film Festival Rotterdam-whether...
"Scandalous Desecration": Accattone against the Neorealist City
Accattone (Italy, 1961), Pier Paolo Pasolini's first film, opens with a close-up of a man's vulgar laughing face, its mouth missing teeth, a bouquet of flowers held next to it, crowding the image. The shot is utterly simple and yet utterly bold; its...
"Their Secret Garden": Babette Mangolte's Les Modèles De Pickpocket
Babette Mangolte's recent documentary on the making of Robert Bresson's Pickpocket (France, 1959), wherein she interviews Bresson's three principal models-Martin Lassalle (Michel), Marika Green (Jeanne), and Pierre Leymarie (Jacques)-has many charms....