cutting on the action

photography and film – facts, ideas, values

Concentrating on Kieslowski: A Short Podcast about Kieslowski



Sound on Sight

Episode 77 – A Short podcast about Kieslowski

discusses A Short Film About Love, A Short Film About Killing, and  The Double Life of Veronique.



January 8, 2009 Posted by | film analysis, film directors, film [its techniques], Kieslowski, Krzysztof Kieślowski | , , | Leave a comment

Film book: Shakespeare from Stage to Screen



Shakespeare: From Stage to Screen
By Sarah Hatchuel

190 pages

How is a Shakespearean play transformed when it is directed for the screen? Sarah Hatchuel uses literary criticism, narratology, performance history, psychoanalysis and semiotics to analyze how the plays are fundamentally altered in their screen versions. Instead of providing only play-by-play or film-by-film analysis, the book addresses and defines the main issues of theatre/film aesthetics. Hatchuel also offers guidelines for the study of sequences in Shakespearean adaptations and includes examples from all major films. {1)

Frustratingly, the review is ungenerous in free pages unlike many of the other film books on review in GoogleBooks – just a scattering in the first 20 pages or so.

Library Thing shows a selection of other authors who have done Shakespeare and film.

Sarah Hatchuel has also done:

A Companion to the Shakespearean Films of Kenneth Branagh



January 7, 2009 Posted by | film directors, film editing, film [its techniques] | | Leave a comment

Film book: The New Wave by James Monaco



The New Wave

by

James Monaco

{GoogleBook}

pp.  1-116/ 148-158



January 3, 2009 Posted by | film analysis, film directors, film editing, film theory, film [its techniques], New Wave, nouvelle vague | , | Leave a comment

Film book: How to Read a Film by James Monaco

How to Read a film: the World of Movies, Media, and Multimedia Art, Technology, Language, History, Theory by  James Monaco

First published 1977.

3rd. edition, 2000.

{GoogleBook}

“….The one work on the subject one ought to buy as the nucleus of a library.” says the backpage. An uninterrupted first 65 pages of over 650, to make up you mind if this might be true. Looks pretty good to me.

January 3, 2009 Posted by | film analysis, film editing, film theory, film [its techniques] | , | Leave a comment

Film glossary: from filmsite.org

Cinematic terms: A Film-making Glossary

from Filmsite which is the work of Tim Dirks

This is a rather pleasing glossary because of the way he has laid it out in a three-column table, item – explanation – e.g.s

January 2, 2009 Posted by | film analysis, film directors, film editing, film [its techniques] | | Leave a comment