Capra’s Christmas...

15.12.2007


It’s a Wonderful Life (1946).

... is my kind of Christmas. I shall be back in January.

Telephilia and Cinephilia

13.12.2007

Yes, the first word exists. Both can be equated in the love that defines them: the love of television, the love of cinema.

Self-titled telephiles and cinephiles often attack each other with crude generalisations, blatant ignorance, and useless snobbery—and I am being kind. They unreflectingly look at the other side with a mirror and if they recognise something from their side then they come across as being merely selective and critical. They talk of things like cinematic television and televisual cinema.

I prefer to stay outside of this quarrel and keep the freedom to be attentively both a telephile and a cinephile (and to be attentive to the creative relation between television and cinema) without the need to declare it. Love begs for closeness, not conceitedness.

On the March

12.12.2007


Juventude em Marcha.

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association distinguishes distinguishes Juventude em Marcha (Colossal Youth, 2006) today with the Douglas Edwards Experimental/Independent Film/Video Award.

The Widescreen Frame

08.12.2007


Bonjour tristesse (1958).

Week 12, 2008, at the University of Kent. This week’s lecture delivered by Dr. Alex Clayton for Introduction to Narrative Cinema 1: American Cinema is titled “The Widescreen Frame: Challenges and Opportunities”.

Still/Freeze

04.12.2007



Vertigo (1958).

Arranging the Frame in Colour

02.12.2007


All That Heaven Allows (1955).

Week 11, 2008, at the University of Kent. This week’s lecture delivered by Dr. Alex Clayton for Introduction to Narrative Cinema 1: American Cinema is titled “Arranging the Frame in Colour”.