On Personal Expression

28.01.2008


Les quatre cents coups.

Week 15, 2008, at the University of Kent. This week’s lecture delivered by Dr. Catherine Grant for Introduction to Narrative Cinema 2: World Cinema is titled “Art Cinema and Film Authorship”.

These are the aims of my subsequent seminar:

• discuss the notion of expression in film;
• explore the relation between personal expression, authorship, and the auteur’s image;
• understand the French New Wave in its individual influences and investment;
• analyse how Les quatre cents coups (The 400 Blows, 1959) is structured around Antoine’s subjectivity and emotions.

New Films from Berlin

26.01.2008


Sehnsucht (Longing, 2006).

André Dias has organised a timely film retrospective about the New Berlin School, which emerged out of the Deutsche Film und Fernsehakademie Berlin. The films will be presented from 31 January to 6 February at Cinema São Jorge in Lisbon.

I have seen some of them and they share a dry tone and an interest in the uneventful as meaningful. It is a disquieting view, a new look at the contemporary German everyday.

On Expressive Editing (2)

24.01.2008



Blackmail (1929).

Week 14, 2008, at the University of Kent. This week’s lecture delivered by Dr. Catherine Grant for Introduction to Narrative Cinema 2: World Cinema is titled “Introduction to Part I: Film as Art and Entertainment”.
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“On Expressive Editing”: (1)

On Expressive Editing (1)

18.01.2008



Bronenosets Potyomkin (Battleship Potemkin, 1925).

Week 13, 2008, at the University of Kent. There is no lecture in this first week of Introduction to Narrative Cinema 2: World Cinema. There are no seminars as well.