cutting on the action

photography and film – facts, ideas, values

FILM CINEMATOGRAPHY editing



The Return (2003 film)

















Film editing


Cutting on action



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June 27, 2011 Posted by | Andrei Zvyagintsev | | Leave a comment

FILM THEORY Ricciotto Canudo (1879–1923)



Two pdfs – no cut and paste:


The Birth of the Sixth Art


Reflections of the Seventh Art



wiki: Ricciotto Canudo



June 25, 2011 Posted by | Ricciotto Canudo | , | Leave a comment

FILM SOUND Lucrecia Martel — “a decidedly polyphonic cinema”



Lucrecia Martel — “a decidedly polyphonic cinema”


Dominique Russell in Jump Cut


5 pages including plenty of pics / stills including references/notes



June 23, 2011 Posted by | film sound | , | Leave a comment

FILM WRITING – Shot and Counter-shot: Presence, Obscurity, and the breakdown of discourse in Godard’s Notre Musique



Shot and Counter-shot: Presence, Obscurity, and the breakdown of discourse in Godard’s Notre Musique


Burlin Barr, Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy, Vol, 18 No. 2, 2010



June 23, 2011 Posted by | Godard, Jean-Luc Godard | , | Leave a comment

ART FILM WRITING ~ Art, Politics, Cuts and Cracks and Innumerable Patches



Art, Politics, Cuts and Cracks and Innumerable Patches


Donal Foreman at donalforeman.com,
August 2010



June 23, 2011 Posted by | Donal Foreman | | Leave a comment

FILM ~ En Attendant Godard, a review



En Attendant Godard, A Review


Mathew HoltMeier at Cinema Without Organs, 21 October 2009



June 23, 2011 Posted by | Godard, Jean-Luc Godard | , | Leave a comment

FILM YOUTUBE The Colour of Pomegranates / Sayat Nova [1968]



The Colour of Pomegranates


Director Sergei Parajanov (English subtitles)


Deep Red: Joanne Nucho on The Color of Pomegranates


June 22, 2011 Posted by | Sergei Parajanov | | Leave a comment

FILM E-BOOK How to Read a Film by James Monaco [in chapter sections]



How to Read a Film


By James Monaco (First published 1977)


Chapter 1. Film as Art


Chapter 2. Technology: Imagine and Sound


Chapter 3. The Language of Films: Signs and Syntax


Chapter 4. The Shape of Film History


Chapter 5. Film Theory: Form and Function


Chapter 6. Media: In the Middle of Things


Chapter 7. Multimedia: The Digital Revolution



June 19, 2011 Posted by | film music, film narratology, film production, film stock, film techniques, film theory, film [its techniques], film-maker, James Monaco | 4 Comments

FILM GODARD/TRUFFAUT ~ Reviews of Richard Brody’s Everything is cinema



Reviews of Everything Is Cinema: The Working Life of Jean-Luc Godard by Richard Brody [2008]


Kinbrody and the Ceejays: Richard Brody’s Everything Is Cinema


By Bill Krohn in cinemascope


Contempt:
A Review of Everything is Cinema: The Working Life of Jean-Luc Godard by Richard Brody
, New York: Metropolitan Books, 2008


by Adrian Martin


A Girl and a Gun


By Stephanie Zacharek, NYT, 13 July 2008


Everything Is Cinema and Criticism Is Nothing


Ed Howard, blog : Only the Cinema, 2 August 2008


Everything is Cinema: The Working Life of Jean-Luc Godard


Andrew Schenker, blog : The Cine File, 16 June 2009


Several notes on Brody’s Godard biography…


which works from Martin’s article



June 18, 2011 Posted by | Godard, Godard/Truffaut, Truffaut | Leave a comment

FILM Godard/Truffaut: reviews of documentary film Two in the Wave



Godard and Truffaut: Their spiky, complex friendship is its own great story in ‘Two in the Wave’


by Owen Gleiberman, 27 May 2010


Review of new documentary Two in the Wave


By Tobias Grey, FT, 21 January 2011



June 18, 2011 Posted by | Godard/Truffaut | | Leave a comment

FILM GODARD INTERVIEW Jean-Luc Godard Speaks with Daniel Cohn-Bendit: A Smile That Dismisses the Universe



Jean-Luc Godard Speaks with Daniel Cohn-Bendit: A Smile That Dismisses the Universe


Translation into English by Craig Keller of interview/chat in French first published in Telerama August  2010



June 17, 2011 Posted by | Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Godard | , | Leave a comment

FILM GODARD ~ Godard’s Women- Feminism vs Marxism



Godard’s Women- Feminism vs Marxism


– A review on Godard’s women characters and his idea of feminism


By nom-de-plume Plath-ish (aaargh!)


This version has a different layout



June 16, 2011 Posted by | Godard, Jean-Luc Godard | , , | Leave a comment

FILM GODARD ~ Godard for Beginners



Godard for Beginners


From Dave Harris and Colleagues.


The files button at the bottom of the page has a whole lot of links on all sorts of subjects, some of which are film related.



June 16, 2011 Posted by | Godard, Jean-Luc Godard | | Leave a comment

FILM THEORY Francois Truffaut & Auteur Theory



Francois Truffaut & Auteur Theory


from Notes on Short film , which has done a set on auteur theory.


There is a link at the bottom to :


Truffaut’s manifesto: La Politique des Auteurs by Harry Tuttle


and the whole manifesto first published in Cahiers du Cinema in January 1954 translated into English:


A Certain Tendency of French Cinema


at My Gleanings.


The author of My Gleanings has created a bespoke blog that deals with A Certain Tendency, titled:


“The Bernanos Letter”: an inquiry into Francois Truffaut’s writing of A Certain Tendency





June 15, 2011 Posted by | auteur theory, Truffaut | Leave a comment

FILM Revise Cinematography



Cinematography


Pdf of 47 ppt slides also from Lisa Cook’s Website



June 15, 2011 Posted by | cinematography | Leave a comment

FILM SHORT RIDLEY SCOTT Boy and Bicycle [1965]








Boy and Bicycle [1965] part 1/2


Boy and Bicycle part 2/2


Ridley Scott’s first film in two parts on YouTube. Stars his brother Tony Scott. 27 mins.


wiki: Boy and Bicycle


BFI Screenonline: Boy and Bicycle [1965]



June 15, 2011 Posted by | film short, Ridley Scott | Leave a comment

FILM DSLR The Making of “The Last Three Minutes”


The Making of “The Last Three Minutes”


From hurlblog



June 14, 2011 Posted by | DSLR cinematography | Leave a comment

FILM Revise Auteur Theory



The Auteur Theory


A pdf of 31 ppt slides from Lisa Cook’s Website covering the basics of auteur theory, including references.



June 13, 2011 Posted by | auteur theory | Leave a comment

FILM-MAKER SCREENWRITER Suzanne Schiffman





Godard, Schiffman, Truffaut on set of Farenheit 451 [1966]. She is credited as assistant to the director.



Obits: Guardian and Independent


Les Archives de script de Suzanne Schiffman : Godard au travail dans Pierrot le Fou


By Núria Aidelman


Facsimiles of typed and handwritten scripts and notes.


The French new wave: an artistic school By Michel Marie, Richard John Neupert [GoogleBook]


p. 77






June 13, 2011 Posted by | Film script/screenplay, film [its techniques], Godard, plan-of-action script, programme script, Suzanne Schiffman, Truffaut | Leave a comment

Double Vision: Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Careful Classic



Double Vision: Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Careful Classic


Short review/essay of Criterion Blu-Ray, with a few well chosen words. Says Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu [Babel, Biutiful ] is Kieslowski’s direct descendant.



June 12, 2011 Posted by | Alejandro González Iñárritu, Kieslowski | Leave a comment