In this brilliantly imaginative piece, Ken Mogg takes several literary texts and uses them to synoptically illuminate Hitchcock’s intentions behind The Birds. Don’t for a second believe that Daphne du Maurier’s short story is the only literary influence.
Gregory Stephens explores how the rites of passage chronicled in Nicolas Roeg’s Walkabout contribute towards the film’s critique of the post-industrial world’s attitudes towards nature.
Cinema has long portrayed the lives of animals and their relationships with human beings. Seung-hoon Jeong examines André Bazin’s writings on such films as Crin blanc: le cheval sauvage and Umberto D to rethink the ontological and æsthetical concepts that define his cinematic vision.