Issue 53

Editorial

Welcome to Issue 53 of our journal!

The very first edition of Senses of Cinema appeared on line in December 1999, so it is appropriate that our final issue for 2009 appears, if only just, exactly to the month ten years on. By pure coincidence, 20...

Feature Articles

2009 World Poll

Numerous contributors from across the globe offer their selections and thoughts on their movie-going experiences in 2009. Readers should find it a fascinating overview of cinema from a multitude of countries and cultures.

Chiaroscuro: Caravaggio, Bazin, Storaro

André Bazin and Vittorio Storaro may make for strange bedfellows, but by bringing the fabled theorist and the equally fabled cinematographer into ‘dialogue’ with one another, Angela Dalle Vacche helps clarify their respective philosophies regarding the ontology of the image.

Orson Welles – Painter

Citizen Kane, rightly so, owes much of its fame to its deep-focus effects, but Orson Welles’ staging of shots also points to a whole host of pictorial references. Michael Riedlinger’s analysis uncovers Welles’ ‘painterly’ eye for composition.

Brother Feeney — Francis Ford

Elder brother to John Ford, Francis Ford had a long and distinguished career – as actor, director, writer, producer – in his own right. His influence on the younger, and more famous, Ford was far more complex than first imagined.

Festival Reports

CTEQ Annotations on Film

Book Reviews

Special Dossiers

Paul Cox Dossier

2009 World Poll

2009 World Poll

Numerous contributors from across the globe offer their selections and thoughts on their movie-going experiences in 2009. Readers should find it a fascinating overview of cinema from a multitude of countries and cultures.