As this issue goes on-line in this month of May, it would be remiss not to mention the 40th Anniversary of another seminal month of May long gone. We refer, of course, to the so-called ‘events’ of May 1968 ...
What seems at first little more than a run-of-the-mill Hollywood heist movie of the 1960s is for Gonzalez a film that “allows us to re-discover, or re-event, the order of what Edmund Husserl has referred to as the lived-world of experience”.
The success of Casino Royale has radically re-energised and redefined perceptions of the long-standing 007 franchise. The authors offer some unexpected insights about the ever-developing James Bond stories.
Though other titles loom larger in perceptions of David Lean’s career, John Orr makes a case for the significance of Lean’s collaboration with Ann Todd in The Passionate Friends, Madeleine and The Sound Barrier.
For the West, the “Czech New Wave” label unintentionally elided what was in fact a productive mix of Czech and Slovak filmmakers. Recent DVD releases from the Slovak Film Institute help reclaim their cultural identity.
A Spaghetti Western, a Brechtian gangster film and a stylised French crime film by, respectively, Damiani, Fassbinder and Melville are brought together in this perceptive look at the underlying dynamics of the male friendship movie.