A Cinephilia Collection
Zach Campbell and I have co-edited and participated in a series of letters on blogging, cinephilia and the Internet. The letters appear in a new collection out from Wallflower Press (distributed in the US by Columbia University Press) called Cinephilia in the Age of Digital Reproduction, edited by Scott Balcerzak and Jason Sperb. Also taking part in our letter relay were bloggers Dan Sallitt, Brian Darr and Andy Horbal.
A few links:
-- Great news: David Hudson returns!
-- I've just discovered two terrific film blogs: Matthew Flanagan's Landscape Suicide; and the self-effacingly named "Log" run by two cinephiles, RW and Clint.
-- Ignatiy Vishnevetsky on a recent manifesto by Jean Douchet translated for us by Craig Keller. Ignatiy writes: "[Douchet] calls for a more partisan criticism, one less interested in appearing respectable than in defending its positions, whatever they might be [...] This is both a call to arms and an example: cinephilia that isn't afraid to be polemical, youthful and "unfair.""
-- The Venice Film Festival has announced its lineup; and Darren has been tracking the Toronto film festival announcements.
-- At Nitesh Rohit's blog Winds from the East you can view, in its entirety, Shyam Benegal's 1982 documentary Satyajit Ray, Filmmaker.
-- Adrian ("The Machine") Martin: on Abbas Kiarostami and Victor Erice at Artlink; "A Reflection on Animation Studies"; a podcast at the Monash University site, "Playing Vampire Cool: The Strange Postmodern Romances of Michael Almereyda’s Nadja (1994) and Abel Ferrara’s The Addiction (1995)".
-- Cinematheque Ontario now has a blog.
-- Chris Fujiwara on Jerzy Skolimowski at Moving Image Source.
-- Jonathan Rosenbaum has an essay on Fassbinder's Ali: Fear Eats the Soul.
-- Doug Cummings has a blog entry on Eisenstein's Ivan the Terrible.
-- Catherine Grant makes has two invaluable discoveries for us: a collection of V.F. Perkins' writings online, and a post about the site "The Art of the Title Sequence."
-- At his blog Caméra-Stylo, Will Scheibel calls for papers on a panel on "Popular Film Criticism in Media Culture" for the Society of Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) conference in Los Angeles next spring.
-- Cause for celebration: the first book-length study of Hou Hsiao-hsien in English.
-- The latest online issue of Vertigo magazine.
-- Thank you to all who contributed to the vigorous discussion and debate in the comments thread to the last post on "building a large conversation"!