“Put an amen to it. There’s no more time for praying.” That is a line of dialogue from the famous burial scene in John Ford’s The Searchers (1956), quoted by Tim Cawkwell in his article, “Perfect Storm, Imp...
The fate of Alfred Hitchcock’s little-seen film about the French Resistance reads like one of his own espionage thrillers. Hitchcock scholar Alain Kerzoncuf tracks through the archives in search of evidence.
An examination of director Rolf de Heer’s unique collaboration with the Yolngu people of Ramingining of Northern Australia on Ten Canoes and the behind-the-scenes documentary Balanda and the Bark Canoes.
“Nothing tests the resources of cinema like a storm at sea.” So argues Tim Cawkwell who discusses a number of films, including an in-depth analysis of the mastery of director John Ford’s and cinematographer Greg Toland’s burial-at-sea episode in The Long Voyage Home.
Like many of his collaborators, filmmaker Jackie Raynal was present at the Cinémathèque Française’s memorial homage to Rohmer earlier this year. Sparked by the occasion, she looks back at her time with Rohmer in this heartfelt reminiscence.
A landmark interview originally published in Cahiers du cinéma in 1970. The journal was in the midst of its Marxist/Leninist era, while Rohmer's Bazinian idealism was vindicated by the success of My Night at Maud’s. A fascinating joust between two entirely opposed views of the cinema
Rohmer was himself a private and reserved individual who, more often that not, shunned the spotlight. Bruce Perkins examines three documentaries on the filmmaker, and concludes that together they offer as vivid and multi-dimensional a portrait of Rohmer as we can wish for.
In both content and form, a strong pedagogical endeavour has informed the work of Rohmer throughout his career. Darragh O’Donoghue discusses this inclination, focusing on some of the earlier shorts and made-for-television documentaries.
The topographical tracings of Rohmer’s feature debut reveal a dual motif: the cartographic and the photographic. Roland-François Lack’s insightful essay meticulously traces the unfolding of this dual motif.
Love, morality, fidelity and chance crystallised around Pascal’s ‘wager’. Taken by many to be the key film of the ‘Six Moral Tales’ series, the fascination of this film has not receded with time. Constantine Santas unravels the film’s thematics.
Bill Morrison is one of the most distinctive voices in the independent film scene. On the occasion of a retrospective of his films at the Cork Film Festival in Ireland, he speaks about the practice of his found-footage æsthetic.