Framework

Framework is a magazine focusing on Movies

Articles from Vol. 47, No. 1, Spring

Color, the Formless, and Cinematic Eros
I want to reclaim abstraction from its being just a visual style. After all, before abstraction was a visual style, an abstraction was a philosophical concept that called up multiple images. That's what abstraction means to me: the visual demonstration...
"Concentrated Ground": Grey Gardens and the Cinema of the Domestic
Grey Gardens is the East Hampton, Long Island mansion that was the home of Big Edie Beale and Little Edie Beale, and which lent its name to the eponymous 1976 documentary portrait of the two women, directed by David and Albert Maysles.1 That this film...
Creative Particles: An Interview with Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba
Special Introduction by Barbara PollackEven in this era of global biennials, a presumption lingers that all artists not born (or living or working) in the United States are merely resident-aliens in the territory of art history, immigrants seeking green-card...
Educating Alternative Spectatorships
Educating Alternative Spectatorships Museum Movies: The Museum of Modem Art and the Birth of Art Cinema, by Haidee Wasson, University of California Press, 2005.When Iris Barry, founding curator of the Museum of Modern Art Film Library, declared the patronage...
Hide in Plain Sight: An Interview with Piero Tosi
In an ideal world Piero Tosi's name would serve as a benchmark for any kind of artistic excellence. One of the greatest costume designers ever, Tosi-now in his eighties and still teaching in Rome-has worked with Luchino Visconti, Federico Fellini, and...
Location, Location, Location
Location, Location, LocationFrom Moscow to Madrid: Postmodern Cities, European Cinema, by Ewa Mazierska and Laura Rascaroli, I. B. Tauris, 2003.Ewa Mazierska and Laura Rascaroli have provided a useful addition to the growing body of literature on the...
Sarajevo Film Festival
Sarajevo Film FestivalSarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, August 19-27, 2005In late August, the Sarajevo Film Festival reconvened for its eleventh year amidst the city's bullet-ridden medieval Ottoman wooden houses, pale yellow nineteenth century Austrian...
Seeing through Seeing Through: The Trompe l'Oeil Effect and Bodily Difference in the Cinema of Tod Browning
Trompe-l'oeil is only apparently realistic. It is in fact linked to the self-evidence of the world, with such meticulous likeness that it becomes magical.-Jean Baudrillard, PhotographiesI show you my tricks. Would I have done that if I wanted to fool...
"The Exception Culturelle Is Dead." Long Live Cultural Diversity: French Cinema and the New Resistance
In the excitement attending François Mitterrand's election as President of France in 1981, the left arrived in office with an extensive social welfare policy based on state intervention in the economy to extend social protections. After only a few years...
Tough as Nails
Tough as Nails The Violent Woman: Femininity, Narrative, and Violence in Contemporary American Cinema, by Hilary Neroni, State University of New York Press, 2005.The recent onscreen explosion of physically violent and often conventionally beautiful women...