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Tags: David Bordwell Posted in MCN Curated Headlines, Movie City News | Comments Off on Good Dr. Bordwell On How Jackie Chan Beats James Bond Every Time. Amazon has 5 left. (The other two, Dragnet Girl and Woman of Tokyo, are also on the Channel.) The study of cinematic style has profoundly shaped our attitude toward movies. Or just watch The Criterion Channel’s Kurosawa films in chronological order, or Bresson’s or Godard’s or Bergman’s or …. On the other hand, you need to maintain variety by strategies of drama and stylistic handling. Available in a restored version on disc from The Criterion Collection. The arrival of the village’s new government-provided tractor marks a shift to an emphasis on the advantages of collective farming. Since 1979, David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson's Film Art has been the best-selling and widely respected introduction to the analysis of cinema.. My quotation comes come from the review, where he does grant that Wyler is the Hollywood filmmaker “who knows his craft best. I enjoy the silly Aces Go Places franchise (1982-1989) and the pulse-pounding Once Upon a Time in China saga (1991-1997). It’s available on either DVD or Blu-ray as a Criterion Collection set    (#411 for you Criterion number-lovers). Film Art: An Introduction 10th Edition David Bordwell, Kristin Thompson. I have not seen this restored version, only the considerably cut-down American release back when it first came out. Bazin did not wholly admire William Wyler’s Detective Story (1951), despite its skill in editing and performances; he found it too obedient to a mediocre play. (Included in Flicker Alley’s excellent duel Blu-ray/DVD collection, “Masterworks of American Avant-garde Experimental Film 1920-1970.” The visual quality is distinctly better than the versions on YouTube.). David Bordwell: Well, yeah, I do. Now, here’s a preview for a little bonus that will show up there next week. She blogs with David at www.davidbordwell.net/blog. Kenneth MacPherson was co-founder of the Swiss-based Pool-Group, along with his wife, Bryher (née Annie Winifred Ellerman) and the poet, HD (Hilda Doolittle). This retained the claustrophobia, and the sense of theatrical artifice, but it spread action out in a way that suited cinema’s urge to push beyond the frame. or, Film Archives and Me: A Semi-Personal History, Shklovsky and His “Monument to a Scientific Error”, Murder Culture: Adventures in 1940s Suspense, The Viewer’s Share: Models of Mind in Explaining Film. The Blue Angel, seen in a good print, is wonderfully photographed as well (see top). Benshi became celebrities, as strong an attraction as the movies, and they wielded power over some production companies. … David Bordwell’s new book is at once a history of film criticism, an analysis of how critics interpret film, and a proposal for an alternative program for film studies. This dearth of really great films will be short-lived. Or if you have it on the shelf and never quite got around to watching it, here’s your chance. After his departure, the film was “finished,” including some dialogue scenes that were inserted. The absurdity, at once touching and pointed, suggests that through playful imagination, the artist can challenge censorship. This pandemic must not become our Reichstag fire. Or binging, if you prefer. On July 23, 1948, D. W. Griffith died. Dreyer wasn’t alone. War and Peace (Sergei Bondarchuk, 1965-1967, above) 4 parts: 7 hours, 3 minutes, 44 seconds. One is “The Silent Ozu: Three Family Comedies” (DVD and streaming), including I Was Born, but …, Tokyo Chorus, and Passing Fancy, adding up to 281 minutes. We haven’t seen them but plan to give it a go, since they have just shown up online. It is an anatomy of film criticism meant to … Larry Silver, College Art Association Reviews (1 October 1998), “Bordwell is always sharp and often funny… The remainder of the book, its last 114 pages, offers a brilliant account of the history of staging in depth, taking us from Meliès and Porter through Sjöström’s Ingeborg Holm and Stroheim’s Greed to Preminger’s Fallen Angel, Cukor’s A Star Is Born and Spielberg’s Jaws.” The film wasn’t quite so stringently limited, but the effect is of the protagonist at the center of several crisscrossed intrigues. The only American-style serial from the Soviet Union that I know of, or at least the only one easily available. The opening portrays Denise’s reaction to the bustle of Paris after she arrives by train by a rapid montage images superimposed around her bewildered face. … He has already mastered the perfect match on action, and he uses one in the early scene where Mayumi sits down as the doctor tends the daughter. (Available on JSTOR.). According to Janet Bergstrom’s informative essay accompanying the “Murnau, Borzage and Fox” DVD boxed-set, Murnau initially wanted to film in Grandeur, a widescreen format of the day, but the budget wouldn’t allow it. Anyway, I gave up after the first of the recent series, the one where Adam Driver took over as the villain. Chapter 1 — The Way Movies Look: The Significance of Stylistic History, Chapter 2 — Defending and Defining the Seventh Art: The Standard Version of Stylistic History, The Standard Version: Central Assumptions, Bardeche, Brasillach, and the Standard Version, Chapter 3 — Against the Seventh Art: Andre Bazin and the Dialectical Program, From Stylistic History to Thematic Criticism, Chapter 4 — The Return of Modernism: Noel Burch and the Oppositional Program, Chapter 5 — Prospects for Progress: Recent Research Programs, Chapter 6 — Exceptionally Exact Perceptions: On Staging in Depth, Expanding the Image and Compressing Depth, have comments As Lilian and Willy are united  before a closed theatrical curtain, she turns front and says, “People! The whole thing provides an engrossing five and a half hours of entertainment. With one notable exception, Hollywood’s important auteurs made no films or minor films or films that don’t survive. An earlier entry on this site talks about how 3D let Sir Alfred give an ominous accent to props: a particularly large pair of scissors, and a more minor item like the bedside clock. On the DVD it is reproduced as a black screen with sound over, which one could play in projection. An email will also be sent to the address you provided, with a download link. It’s carefully timed. British company Eureka! by David Bordwell. It relies on intense close-ups of its one player, Anna Magnani. Judex (1917). Limiting story information can build curiosity, suspense, and surprise. (The German manufacturers do not seem to have cottoned onto what their counterparts in other European nations–notably France–have: that if you include optional English subtitles, you can sell more copies.). Style assigns films to a tradition, distinguishes a classic, and signals the arrival of a pathbreaking innovation. They reveal how crisp depth relations can be activated  through the passing landscape or in story elements that show up in through the window. You probably know about Japan’s katsuben, or benshi. Bazin’s comments on Detective Story come in his 1952 Cannes reportage, published as items 1031-1033, and as a review (item 1180), in Écrits complets vol. Marilyn enjoyed genealogy, sewing, knitting, crocheting and gardening. Yet he continued to produce–well, what? [go to Amazon], The Rhapsodes: How 1940s Critics Changed American Film Culture, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016. Perhaps Kiarstami’s example inspired Danish-Swedish filmmaker Simon Staho. These are in no particular order. (The Big Parade does kill off the hero’s two friends-in-arms.). In the book I argued that Dreyer developed a “chamber cinema,” in piecemeal form, in his first features before eventually committing to it in Mikael (1924) and The Master of the House (1925). Surprisingly enough, in a weak year for commercial feature films, there was a considerable number of significant experimental films made. David Bordwell's new book is at once a history of film criticism, an analysis of how critics interpret film, and a proposal for an alternative program for film studies. As it does not circulate in the US on home-video, I have taken these low-quality frames from a homemade DVD, probably originally dubbed from an unsubtitled German VHS copy. (When we reach 1932 and 1933, I may be tempted to make an exception for Ozu.). If this is still a gap in your viewing of French films, here’s a chance to fill it. I saw Traffic first, in first run, and then saw the others. Kids would like it, I think. Twelve more films are announced for future release, with no timings given. 400 pages, 6 × 9 inches, 12 color illustrations; He managed to self-finance The Bridge, which centers on a man condemned to execution as a spy. Tom Hardy plays a spookily calm businessman driving to a deal while taking calls from his family and his distraught mistress. Luis Buñuel’s L’Âge d’or. This was thanks to the “enthusiasts,” as the film puts it: Stakhanovites, that is, workers who did considerably more than their comrades through hard labor and efficiency. Movies come to fill the void, and websites teem with recommendations for lockdown viewing. Staho’s Bang Bang Orangutang (2005), a portrait of a seething racist, takes up the same premise but isn’t quite so rigorous. We’ve written about Fury Road (here and here). Her change from a kind attitude toward Rath to cruelty and indifference is logical, given his passive decline from professor to clown, but it is presented too abruptly. Then there’s Dau (2020-), a biopic of a Soviet scientist that is perhaps the most ambitious filmmaking venture ever. At one point the Detective dozes off and she steals his gun and points it and her husband’s pistol at him, urging Shuji to escape (above). The others are HP and the Sorcerer’s Stone (or Philosopher’s Stone in the UK and elsewhere; Chris Columbus), HP and the Chamber of Secrets (Chris Columbus), HP and the Goblet of Fire (Mike Newell), HP and the Order of the Phoenix, HP and the Half-Blood Prince,  HP and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, and HP and the Deathly Hallows: Part II (the last four, David Yates). Kino Lorber put out a DVD, which I haven’t seen.) Pabst introduces the home-front section with a long line of people waiting to buy food. His estate seems to have patrolled YouTube, since only snippets of his films are available there. Our friend and colleague Vance Kepley published an excellent study, In the Service of the State: The Films of Alexander Dovzhenko (University of Wisconsin Press, 1986). These films dared to show secret gang rituals that other filmmakers shied away from. Another way to make a silent talkie is discussed in this entry on The Donovan Affair. Well, actually, yeah.... News! (“Craving Wide Open Spaces? The Classical Hollywood Cinema Twenty-Five Years Along, William Cameron Menzies: One Forceful, Impressive Idea, Another Shaw Production: Anamorphic Adventures in Hong Kong, The Hook: Scene Transitions in Classical Cinema, Preface, Croatian edition, On the History of Film Style, Second edition, 2018. The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972). It can save time and money in production. The Japanese cinema of this period was one of the glories of world filmmaking, with talent at all levels. For previous 90-year-ago lists, see 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928 and 1929. I remember it as being quite conventional, but on a huge scale in terms of design, cinematography, and crowds of extras. David Bordwell had a great post on his blog pointing out both the historical precedents for transmedia storytelling and the problems inherent in it. After you make your purchase, you will be directed back to the PayHip site to download the book. Basically her glamor became more sultry. She attracts the romantic attention of Mouret and the lecherous attention of a manager and would-be rapist (see respectively in the center and right foreground in the frame above). I have not attempted to add up all these timings, but if you can track most of them down, they might get you through much of the isolation period. to Amazon], The end of this horrendous year is fast approaching, though we are still facing a long struggle to end the pandemic. At the end we see them marching off, with vast fields of white crosses superimposed. Disillusioned by the obnoxious male customers she must cope with and lonely in her sparse apartment (below), she dreams of the apparently peaceful countryside that she sees in pictures. The film was made in both sound and silent versions. I debated whether to put this or Morocco on the list. Still, very few directors anywhere matched Ozu’s quietly outrageous innovations in form and style, his urge to show us cinema, and so the world, in a poignant, exhilarating way. We can find rich rewards in glimpses, partial views, and little details. Preview. Filmmakers have long celebrated the medium’s power to take us anywhere. Low on gas, they are inspired to start their own filling station. It was subsequently released on Blu-ray, but I haven’t seen that version. Long ago, when I was writing a book on Carl Dreyer, I was struck by a cross-media tradition that explored what you could express through purified interiors. The Albatros company made some of the key films of the 1920s, most of which are still too little known, including Ivan Mosjoukine’s Le brasier ardent (1923, above). In one shot, an elderly kulak stands framed against the sky, his wealth indicated by the presence of a hefty cow. For those people, I offer a list of films to binge. He or she stood alongside the screen and accompanied the film–explaining the action, commenting on it, and imitating the characters’ voices while reciting the intertitles. Suffice it to say that the husband, his wife, and her lover say obvious things out loud and very slowly “You are my lover,” “I am alone,” that sort of thing. The American counterpart of Pabst’s film is Lewis Milestone’s adaptation of All Quiet on the Western Front. 592 pages. We wrote briefly about it here. On the History of Film Style With Amazon prioritizing health and work-at-home supplies, Blu-rays are taking around two weeks rather than two days. Pre-order it here. Filmmakers who resented the benshi’s power seemed to have sought to make the films as free-standing as possible. A Touch of Zen: Prowling, Scheming, Flying. Those characters remain voices on the line while he tries to contend with the pressures of his mistakes. A purer case is the Rossellini film Una voce umana (1948), in which a desperate woman frantically talks with her lover. It’s a charming, nearly wordless story of how a little boy tries to manage household crises when Mother is away. It is sometimes hard to tell whether the camera or the device itself itself is moving. Richard Brathwaite, The English Gentlewoman (1631), We’re in the midst of a wondrous national experiment: What will Americans do without sports? Paperback. But you don’t need a theatrical alibi to draw tight boundaries around the action. It’s also streaming on the Channel. As he is being hanged by a military escort on a bridge, we see a complex combination of flashbacks to his childhood and fantasies of escape (below). Lilian (the heroine’s name as well) shows up in search of gas for her roadster, and the three men fall in love with her. So it’s natural, in a time of enforced hermitage, for people to long for Westerns, sword and sandal epics, and other genres that evoke grandeur. There are some obvious titles on my final list, as always, but some of the films are good but not great. Since 1979, David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson’s Film Art has been the best-selling and most widely respected introduction to the analysis of cinema. Written by 2 of the leading scholars in film studies, David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson, the eBook Film History: An Introduction 4th edition (ePub/PDF) is a comprehensive global survey of the medium that covers the development of every genre in film from comedy and drama to documentary and experimental. Next came Taxi (2015), in which Panahi took up the auto-enclosed chamber movie, with largely comic results. I discuss Dreyer’s relation to that style in “The Dreyer Generation” on the Danish Film Institute website. F. W. Murnau’s City Girl is another of those films I saw in a poor print decades ago and respect a great deal more after seeing it in a good version and knowing more about film than I did then. For more on the benshi, see the comprehensive study Benshi, Japanese Silent Film Narration, and the Forgotten Narrative Art of Setsumei: A History of Japanese Silent Film Narration, by Jeffrey A. Dym (Edwin Mellon Press, 2003). It is available as a supplement on the Kino DVD of the restored Qué viva México. Fritz Lang didn’t release a film that year, though he came roaring back with M in 1931, as assured a treatment of sound cinema as one could find during those early days. For background on On the History of Film Style, see this blog entry, and read below on this page. I could find only the weakest OUATIC title, Once Upon a Time in China and America (1997) on Amazon Prime, Vudu, and iTunes. The film then bursts out into a rushed, wide-ranging investigation. The film makes a powerful statement designed to end all wars, and yet one cannot help wonder if those Germans inclined to resent the results of the Treaty of Versailles might have been inspired to a greater desire for revenge by it. 341 minutes. Au Bonheur des Dames was adapted from the eleventh novel in the series (1883) and also updated. 36 b/w illustrations. Posts Tagged ‘David Bordwell’ Good Dr. Bordwell On How Jackie Chan Beats James Bond Every Time Thursday, September 16th, 2010. Zola had modeled his giant store on Le Bon Marché, while Duvivier was able to shoot interiors for the store “Au Bonheur des Dames” in the Galerie Lafayette–much as L’Herbier had shot in the Paris Bourse over a weekend. Regrettably, we couldn’t find usable stills of benshi performances from the period, so the stills illustrate modern revivals. MacPherson made a few films, most notably the short silent feature Borderline. Passing Fancy is one of three masterpieces Ozu released in 1933. But Fassbinder finds a remarkable number of ways to vary the set, the camera angles, and the costumes. He falls in love with Pola, who is claimed by Fred, one of the many thugs played by Gaston Modot across his career. While Eisenstein’s approach had been sarcastic and comic, Dovzhenko pursued his poetic approach to cinema. In the meantime Denise, fascinated despite herself with the glamor of the department store, gets a job as a model there. The benshi were usually given scripts for the titles’ texts, but they were also expected to expand on them. Sound was adopted slowly in Japan, and Ozu held out until 1936 before releasing his first talkie, The Only Son, which will doubtless feature on my list for that year. In 1929-30, the push increased, with the seizure of the assets of the more prosperous peasants who resisted collectivization, termed kulaks. Be sure to check out dispatches from the fest from David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson on their new blog! Or watch all the “season” films in a row: Late Spring (1949), Early Summer (1951), Early Spring ((1956), Equinox Flower (1958), Late Autumn (1960), End of Summer (1961), and An Autumn Afternoon (1962), … Then he reads a script to indicate how absent actors could play it and how an imaginary camera could shoot it. I wrote about the DVD set, “French Masterworks: Russian Émigrés in Paris 1923-1929” when it first came out. Obviously many of us will still be stuck inside by the time it arrives. So take a break from the crisis and enjoy some art. This is the only one of the anti-war films I know of that portrays this sort of social indoctrination as a crucial cause of the horrors of war. There’s a tacit rule: The audience understands that by and large the action won’t stray from a single defined interior. The film made it onto my 1921 ten-best list. Sunrise spends half the film presenting the aftermath to the couple’s reconciliation, while City Girl has a grimmer tone, and the happy ending arrives very suddenly and briefly. They say that the last creatures to discover water will be fish. 6 episodes, 1218 minutes, or 20 hours, 18 min. Walther Ruttmann’s Weekend (the original title is in English) is not a exactly a film, even though its subtitle is “Ein Hörfilm von Walter [sic] Ruttmann.” That roughly translates as “a radio-film,” and it was produced by the Reichsrundfunk Gesellschaft (national radio). (They were named after Alexei Stakhanov, a coal miner; the movement started in the coal industry.) And check out Malcolm Turvey’s new book, Play Time: Jacques Tati and Comedic Modernism, soon to be discussed in a portmanteau books blog here. At the end, we often get a sense of release when finally the characters move outside. There he visits his mother, as expected, but he also drops in on his old classroom and is disgusted to find that his teacher is glorifying war and preparing a new generation of young men to go off to become soldiers. 237 pages, 5 × 7 inches Murnau was already on the way out at Fox when he was making the film. MacPherson was influenced by  French Impressionism and Soviet Montage, and their stylistic traits are used in Borderline, including subjective camerawork and bursts of very rapid editing to convey violence or psychological stress. Since 1979 David Bordwell Kristin Thompson and now Co-Author Jeff Smith's Film Art has been the best-selling and most widely respected introduction to the analysis of cinema. Karl, the most important character of the four main soldiers, returns for the first time in eighteen months only to find his wife in bed with another man. has released City Girl on Blu-ray, which should look even better, available as an import on Amazon.com in the US (where it is listed as Blu-ray but is the same edition as is listed on amazon.co.uk as dual-format Blu-ray/DVD). Unfortunately it has no subtitles. David wrote a viewer’s guide to it here. Then editing could provide a sense of wraparound space. David has done commentary for the DVD of An Autumn Afternoon. David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson are two of America’s preeminent film scholars. P.S. Or watch all of Hideo Miyazaki’s films in chronological order, with or without the company of kids. When checking out using a credit or debit card, PayPal In 1930, this pressure led ERPI and RCA, owners of patents on the major US sound-on-film systems, to form a cartel in conjunction with Tobis, which had producing and distribution subsidiaries throughout Europe. Some films are even more constrained. The classic Kammerspielfilms roam a bit within a household and sometimes stray outdoors. 12 episodes, 315 minutes. Major films were made with the aim of villainizing the kulaks and emphasizing the backbreaking labor involved in traditional, non-mechanized farming. Among them are movies about pandemics, about personal relationships, and of course about all those vistas, urban or rural, that we can no longer visit in person. You can use your existing PayPal account or many major credit and debit cards. Three carefree young men, who start off driving in a car and singing about friendship, arrive in their lavish shared home to discover that they are bankrupt. At the Dau Cinema website, you can stream the first two films for $3 each: Dau. Both have a batch of supplements, even the 1931 German film of the novel, so you can stretch the experience out even longer. Its prosperity and technical sophistication are evident in the large sets constructed for Sous les toits. Here Hitchcock firmly anchors us in an apartment, but he uses optical POV to “open out” the private space. Ozu tried out the format in That Night’s Wife (1930), swaddling a husband, wife, child, and detective in a clutter of dripping laundry and American movie posters. There was a laserdisc in 1996, long out of print. Digital Box: Films, Files, and the Future of Movies, First edition, 2012. Fans of the great Ivan Mosjoukine (as he spelled his name after emigrating from Russia to France) will especially want to see this one. You can use your existing PayPal account or many … Blog; Main Making Meaning: Inference and Rhetoric in the Interpretation of Cinema. L’Herbier’s film was adapted from the eighteenth novel in Zola’s Rougon-Macquart series, published in 1891, but the film updated the story to the 1920s. Film at Lincoln Center has just made Tarr’s epic available for streaming; you can rent it for 72 hours and support a fine institution. Yes, Ozu made gangster films, including the wonderful Dragnet Girl, the film that might lead me to make my exception in the 1933 entry. 353 pages. For one thing, we’d probably require that some agents reappear; an individual ought Bordwell traces this activity across history through a detailed discussion of cinematic staging. The famous opening juxtaposes a peasant girl’s face with a large sunflower. Seeing it in its original version would no doubt be impressive (see above). Herewith a by no means comprehensive list of some interesting cinematic chamber pieces. She moves in with Albert, but when he is framed for a crime committed by Fred’s gang and sent to jail, she takes up with Albert’s best friend. (The trope of incompetent commanding officers as among the true villains in World War I–and in some case other wars–has lingered in films ever since.) Why? It may not have Lee Garmes, but it has Günther Rittau (co-cinematographer with Hans Schneeberger). Eager young peasants were hailed as heroes, and tractors appeared as the means to greatly increase wheat yields–wheat which was often seized and sent to the cities to enable rapid industrialization. It’s an adaptation of a Cocteau play, which Poulenc turned into a one-act opera. But causally the four “extra” shots tell us little about where Shuji is in relation to the home he seeks to reach. David Bordwell, Film Historian, Focuses on Movie Blog by Manohla Dargis, 23.Apr.2010. One of the four German soldiers who form the group protagonist falls in love with a French barmaid in a village near the front. I don’t know if that counts the supplements, but there are lots of them.). There is no retire from the eyes of God. Thorne remains obsessed with her, which gradually drives his neurotic, racist wife, Astrid (HD, credited as Helga Doorn) mad. David and I drove to Chicago to see the whole thing in batches over a single weekend at The Film Center (now the Gene Siskel Film Center). When checking out using a credit or debit card, PayPal will ask for … Film is an art form with a language and an aesthetic all its own. Filmmakers have willingly extended the bottle concept to cars. As in Westfront 1918, there is a tight little group of friends, three in this case, with the point-of-view figure being Paul (Lew Ayres). David Bordwell’s most popular book is Film Art: An Introduction. to Amazon | go to The Frodo Franchise blog], Textbook written with Kristin Thompson and Jeff Smith. The wonderful German animator Oskar Fischinger specialized in making abstract animation in time to pieces of music. Ships … All this does not include the supplements accompanying the theatrical-version discs. He refuses to sell to Mouret, who runs the department store and wants to expand. Seeing familiar things in intensely circumscribed ways can lift up our senses. Apu Trilogy:  Pather Panchali (“Song of the Little Road,” but nobody calls it that, 1955), Aparajito (1956), and The World of Apu (1959). Detective Story is more obedient to the classic unities, confining nearly all of the action  to the precinct station. During World War I, the relatively small number of films about the war naturally supported the combat, demonized the enemy, and in the US, urged people to buy War Bonds. I hardly need to write anything about Dziga Vertov’s Enthusiasm: Symphony of the Donbass. Since 1979, David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson's Film Art has been the best-selling and most widely respected introduction to the analysis of cinema. I watched the Arte Video/Lobster Films version, still in print. 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