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The Room of One’s Own: An Interview with Tommy Wiseau

By Peter Rinaldi. “What’s the line for?” a middle aged man asks me. It’s 11:30pm on a Saturday night in Manhattan. I’m in the middle of hundreds of people waiting to get into the Ziegfeld Theater. “The Room”, I answer. “What’s that?” he says, surprised to be totally unaware of whatever it is that can […]

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CFP: Borderlands and Film

Call for Papers Border Visions: Borderlands and Film A Joint Conference of Central Connecticut State University and the Literature/Film Association New Britain, Connecticut October 12-14, 2011 The shifting boundaries between languages and national and ethnic identities in the late 20th and early 21st century are changing the notion of borders around the world, as borderland […]

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Against and For Irreversible

By Robin Wood. To call Gaspar Noé’s Irreversible(Irréversible, 2002) controversial would be an understatement. It has had its defenders, but their voices have been largely drowned out by the rage the film has aroused, with horror stories of mass walkouts at the Cannes Festival screening, and subsequent denunciations by critics and public. In Toronto, my […]

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Dark Shadows around Pinewood and Ealing

By Robert Murphy. The Ever-growing Empire of Film Noir The critical concept of film noir, once confined to atmospheric American thrillers and crime films like The Woman in the Window (1944), Double Indemnity (1944), Out of the Past (1947), Gilda (1946), The Lady from Shanghai (1948) and The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) has now […]

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Claire Denis: Cinema of Transgression: A 2-part article

By Robin Wood. Part 1: Introduction and Chocolat. Introduction: Claire Denis and Nadine Gordimer. The tension between standing apart and being fully involved; that is what makes a writer. That is where we begin. (Nadine Gordimer, Introduction to Selected Stories, 1975*). I discovered the films of Claire Denis and the fiction of Nadine Gordimer around […]

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