Millennium Film Journal

Articles from No. 45/46, Fall

After Effects or the Velvet Revolution
During the heyday of post-modern debates, at least one critic in America noticed the connection between post-modern pastiche and computerization. In his book After the Great Divide (1986), Andréas Huyssen writes: "All modern and avantgardist techniques,...
Fifty Feet of String: Interview with Leighton Pierce
One year ago, I viewed Leighton Pierce's 1995 film, 50 Feet of String. As a student studying architecture, and a newcomer to film, I was initially enamored with the film's abstract representational quality and its construction of domestic space beyond...
Forget Your Desire: The Cinema of Guy Maddin
Out-of-synch audio, incongruous lines of sight and awkward match-on-action editing undermine the structuring melodramatic narrative of Guy Maddin's cinema. Dialogue is rerecorded in every picture, Vaseline is smeared on the camera lens for distortion,...
Four Installations
waterfallA single channel video installationThe visual material for Waterfall is a continuous take of a large waterfall. The falling water, as it cascades down a sheer craggy rock face, crashing over huge boulders on its way, fills the entire video frame....
Make the Medicine Go Down: Steven Matheson's Apple Grown in Wind Tunnel
In Steven Matheson's Apple Grown in Wind Tunnel, the unseen protagonists make do with what's immediately at hand, and the video deploys means that are as bare as those of its characters. It follows the trail blazed by such films as Jules Dassin's The...
Mary Hallock-Greenewalt's "Abstract Films"
While the oldest surviving abstract films were produced in Germany by Walther Ruttman, Hans Richter, Viking Eggling, and Oskar Fischinger in the 1920s, earlier films were produced by Italian Futurists Bruno Corra and Alberto Ginna circa 1909 by directly...
Moving-Image - Resisting Taxonomy: Dialogue with Malcolm Legrice
This is an extract of a four hour interview with Malcolm LeGrice conducted in March 2005 for the research project REWIND: Artists' Video in the '70s and '80s, University of Dundee, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council of Great Britain....
Our Method Is Our Madness Dohtem Ruo Si Ssendam Ruo: Two Videos by Gary Hill
Let us not mince words. I have a problem with European theory.For some time, I have subscribed to the belief that by propagating and losing two world wars over the last century, Europe lost the right to artistic, economic, moral and philosophical leadership....
Renewing the Erl King
1. INTRODUCTIONArtists often utilize new representational and expressive media and new technologies to produce innovative artistic effects and experiences. In recent decades, audio and visual technology including photography, cinema, and video recording...
Screen Dream: The Audio-Visual Journeys of Glen Fogel
...can there exist a visual analogy ofthat quality found in a complex aural tone, the mixture of a fundamental tone with its overtones? One can think of paintings which by various meansresonation between color-shapes, echoing forms, etc.-create such...
To Mock a Killingbird: Martin Arnold's Passage À L'acte and the Dissymmetries of Cultural Exchange
Although film remakes and cinematic adaptations have occurred consistently since the inception of the medium, it seems contemporary cinema is experiencing an unprecedented wave of remakes. Along with the big-budget, blockbuster franchise film, the remake...
To Touch Is to See: Nanomandala and Coitus Reservatus
Many recent cinematic works can best be described as hybrid, in that their use of the moving image is one element of a complex, compacted unit. A compelling aspect of these works is that their relationship to broad, abstract issues is more visceral than...
Vj Diary
The spectacle is not a collection of images; rather, it is a social relationship between people that is mediated by images.- Guy DebordUsually, attending a motion picture alone means a retreat into myself. There, surrounded by any number of people, once...

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.