Archive • November 2011

Call for Submissions

posted November 16, 2011

Cine Tectonica: Film On The Faultline Alan Wright of the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, has made a call for articles for a book to be titled Cine Tectonica: Film on the Faultline (Intellect Press). Abstracts of 250 words, along with a short biography, are due to him – alan.wright@canterbury.ac.nz – by February 6, 2012.

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How to Make “The Hobbit”

posted November 6, 2011

How to Make “The Hobbit”

A joy for fans and filmmaking aficionados alike is the video blog that director Peter Jackson is keeping about his filming of The Hobbit, whose first installment is due for release at the end of 2012. He has mounted his “The Hobbit, Production Video” series on his blog and his Facebook page, and it makes

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Clip of the Day: Andy Rooney

posted November 5, 2011

Clip of the Day: Andy Rooney

Andy Rooney discusses television news, in 1994 Source: C-Span Video Library Duration: 26’ Andy Rooney died on Friday, November 4 2011 in New York City, aged 92, a month after the last of his many regular appearances on the CBS News network’s “60 Minutes” program. His weekly segment on the show, “A Few Minutes With

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Bill Morrison’s Found-Footage Portrait of The Great Floods

posted November 3, 2011

Bill Morrison’s Found-Footage Portrait of The Great Floods

Bill Morrison’s films using decayed found footage are legendary in experimental film circles, and this fall and winter you may have an opportunity to see his latest, The Great Flood, accompanied live by the stellar guitarist Bill Frisell and his quartet. (Morrison and Frisell’s project was the subject of a feature article in these pages,

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Archival Film of Today: Mode de Paris

posted November 2, 2011

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Mode de Paris (Paris Fashion, 1926) Source: Europa Film Treasures Duration: 4′ 49″ The models weren’t as skinny, and fashion runway style has changed in other ways, too, judging by this stencil-colored film by an unknown director, made in The Netherlands in 1926 by the Unie Filmrevue film company. Still, by the standards of the

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