In dreams I walk with you
In dreams I talk to you
In dreams you're mine all of the time
We're together in dreams, in dream
–Roy Orbison, “In Dreams”
Were dreams the “virtual worlds” of a previous era? Or a...
In this free-form interview the director of A Christmas Tale, King and Queens, amongst others, discusses everything from Truffaut and Godard, Stanley Cavell and disaster movies, Nietzsche and Italo Calvino, Jean Gabin and hip-hop, and more.
Student of philosophy, traveller, actress maudit and filmmaker, Marie-Christine Questerbert, who appeared in Moullet’s Une Aventure de Billy le Kid (1971) and Anatomy of a Relationship (1975), discusses her life and career, and the travails of working with one of France’s more eccentric directors.
In the light of Alain Della Negra and Kaori Kinoshita’s documentary, The Cat, The Reverend and the Slave, Murray Pomerance takes pause to reflect on the subject of that documentary, the “virtual world” found in the game called Second Life.
“The release of Inception marks another entry into the plethora of films of the last decade revolving around themes of simulation and meta-reality.” Ian Alan Paul looks at what is distinctive in Christopher Nolan’s take on the reality/illusion paradigm.
Often overlooked in R.W. Fassbinder’s filmography, his 1973 made for television adaptation of Daniel F. Galouye’s science fiction novel, The Counterfeit World, where “projections resemble reality”, looks more prescient than ever.
The Illusionist is an animated feature based on a Jacques Tati script that dates back to the late fifties. Tati biographer David Bellos examines the incompatibility of Tati ‘s world put to animated use.
Like Thomas Edison, the Lumiere Brothers, and many others, Berlin based pioneers the Skladanowsky Brothers stake a claim in the amorphous origins of the cinema. Stephen Barber chronicles the vicissitudes of a fascinating career.
Little known outside his homeland, Spanish filmmaker and visual artist Iván Zulueta’s career spanned the Franco and post-Franco era. In that time he made a range of experimental, underground films. Matthew Losada brings to light the artist’s life and work.
Where does Rico Ilarde sit in the Filipino film scene? And, how does one account for the myriad of influences (cinematic and cultural) that course through his films? Noel Vera provides an indepth auteurist study.
The recent release of the Stones remastered early seventies album, Exile on Main Street, has occasioned the resurfacing of all manner of detritus from the era. Stephen Gaunson sifts through the intersecting careers of the band and fabled photographer/filmmaker Robert Frank.
Once, and appropriately, Melbourne based filmmaker Leo Berkeley went under the moniker of “last of the independents”. Having shaped a decades-long body of work on the fringes of the industry, he talks at length about the filmmaking principles that inform his work.
Attentive to oral histories, Gaylene Preston has fashioned a distinctive body of work over the course of decades, inclusive of her most recent film Home by Christmas, a companion piece to her 1995 documentary War Stories Our Mothers Never Told Us.