Thursday, 20 August 2009

Thursday Links (Renoir's Toni, Akerman's Jeanne Dielman, McElhaney's Minnelli)

And on it goes... That is to say, some more, assorted, quality links to online, openly-accessible, film studies material of note, today, from the relatively indefatigible Film Studies For Free.

This blog is preparing for a legendary links post on Monday, its first birthday, so please come back for that. Until then, do enjoy the below gems:

Despite their apparent simplicity, Akerman’s assured framing and narrative, built out of blocks of real time intercut by radical ellipses, are not easily replicated. Rather, the film’s impact is indirectly evident in the emergence of a new phenomenological sensibility and approach to observation and the weight of time in the work of contemporary filmmakers as diverse as Abbas Kiarostami, Gus van Sant, Pedro Costa, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Todd Haynes, Jia Zhangke, and Tsai Ming-liang.

4 comments:

Abhishek-The confessions of a Movie Maniac said...

can u pass me the link of a free e-book website from were i can get the e-book of editor Walter Murch's In the Blink of an eye

Catherine Grant said...

I can't find a legal copy online, and FSFF only lists legal copies. But there's a pdf of a short chapter here -- 'Why do cuts work?': http://bit.ly/3EswJ

Catherine Grant said...

Oh and also check out this incredibly good site on Murch here: http://filmsound.org/murch/murch.htm.

FSFF readers, please note: requests are appreciated, so bring them on!

Abhishek-The confessions of a Movie Maniac said...

hey thanx catherine.....can you provide me some links of free e-books from where i can download some dossiers on film and video editing with the history part also...