A wide-ranging interview in which Gilliam talks at length about his life, his work, the malaise of the film industry, and the state of the world. As expected from Gilliam, it makes for fascinating and sometimes controversial reading.
Though Eisenstein’s vision for ¡Que Viva México! was never fully realised, Gabrielle Murray argues that the version(s) we have reveals the twin influence of Russian icon painting and ethnographic film.
In the light of Baz Luhrmann’s announcement that he intends to bring The Great Gatsby to the screen once again, Bruce Jackson looks at the failures already at hand and offers some salient advice about why F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel is so resistant to successful screen adaptation.
Originally titled “Africa”, the production history of Howard Hawks’ Hatari! is a tale in its own right. Michael J. Anderson teases out its place in the long history of Hollywood big-game-hunting films set in Africa.
There is always a degree of libidinal investment in our appreciation of screen icons. No doubt it has McFarlane in its sway in his contemplative piece on the career and singular charisma of Merle Oberon.
At the centre of McKibbin’s article is a re-evalution of Marlon Brando’s performance as Fletcher Christian in Lewis Milestone’s 1962 production of Mutiny on the Bounty. But there is much else on offer.
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.