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An Ernst Look at Mr. Lubitsch

Posted on 13. Dec, 2015 by in Directors

An Ernst Look at Mr. Lubitsch

This small, energetic, and still youthful man never has the time. He is forever on the go, always busy with projects, ideas, and work, and always ready to absorb new activities. Always and wherever art is. When I met him at a careening and pitching coffeehouse at the busiest hour of the day, and told […]

Weimar Cinema: From Darkness Into The Light

Posted on 02. Dec, 2015 by in Movies, Opinions

Weimar Cinema: From Darkness Into The Light

Along with New German Cinema, the cinema of the Weimar Republic has had an enormous influence on international perceptions of German film. This first German democratic state, which at the end of the First World War succeeded the imperial regime of Kaiser Wilhelm II, enabled film to emerge as a socially significant art form both […]

The Best Advice I Can Offer by Werner Herzog

Posted on 13. Aug, 2015 by in Directors

The Best Advice I Can Offer by Werner Herzog

Psychologists have long championed the idea that the ability to remember and integrate experiences is a central component of creative work. In Werner Herzog: A Guide for the Perplexed (public library) — the same wide-ranging beast of an interview that gave us the legendary filmmaker’s thoughts on creativity, self-reliance, and how to make a living […]

Stanley Kubrick’s Voice

Posted on 08. Dec, 2013 by in Directors, Rediscover

Stanley Kubrick’s Voice

“People react primarily to direct experience and not to abstractions; it is very rare to find anyone who can become emotionally involved with an abstraction.” In the spring of 1965, the physicist and prolific author Jeremy Bernstein wrote a short piece for The New Yorker’s “Talk of the Town” about of 37-year-old director Stanley Kubrick, who was accelerating towards the […]

100 Ideas That Changed Film

Posted on 28. May, 2012 by in Rediscover

100 Ideas That Changed Film

How the seventh art went from magic lanterns to state-of-the-art computer-generated imagery in 100 years. When a small handful of enthusiasts gathered at the first cinema show at the Grand Cafe in Paris on December 27, 1895, to celebrate early experimental film, they didn’t know that over the next century, their fringe fascination would carve its […]

Independent Dilemma

Posted on 15. Dec, 2011 by in Production

Independent Dilemma

Over the years it has become increasingly difficult to distinguish between independent productions and “independent” productions, the latter being financed by major studios or large money funds. Some studios went as far as opening entire divisions devoted to “independent” productions e. g. Warner Independent, which would be like trying to express the concept big studio […]

Reading Up On Clint Eastwood

Posted on 19. Nov, 2011 by in Actors, Rediscover

Reading Up On Clint Eastwood

Since the mid-1970s, Clint Eastwood’s life and career have provided material for innumerable books, documentaries and magazine articles. While writers initially focused upon his role as one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, more recent years have seen a growing number of scholarly studies which have variously evaluated his work as a director, analysed his role as […]

Why Wai & Hong Kong Cinema Lead The Way.

Posted on 15. Nov, 2011 by in Directors

Why Wai & Hong Kong Cinema Lead The Way.

Margaret Pomeranz speaks to Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar Wai about his extensive filmmaking career, covering films such as CHUNGKING EXPRESS, FALLEN ANGELS, IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE and his most recent film 2046. WONG KAR WAI: I was born in Shanghai and I came to Hong Kong when I was five. So one of […]

The Films of Jim Jarmusch

Posted on 19. Oct, 2011 by in Movies

The Films of Jim Jarmusch

Jim Jarmusch is a filmmaker interested in what goes on in the margins of life. He is not concerned about the “whats” or the “whys” of people’s actions like most filmmakers, but rather in how they got there. “I realized a couple of years ago that I get lost sometimes watching films because my mind […]

Essential Art House: 50 Years of Janus Films

Posted on 22. May, 2011 by in Opinions, Rediscover

Essential Art House: 50 Years of Janus Films

Time to learn your history. The Criterion Collection has got you covered, with this DVD box set including some of the most coveted Art House masterpieces distributed by Janus Films over the past 50 years. Janus Films is a film distribution  company. It was one of the first distributors to bring what are now regarded […]

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