|Frame grab from Κυνόδοντας/Kynodontas/Dogtooth (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2009). Read Eugene Brinkema's new essay on this film|
Distance suggests a standing apart—a separation, an opening or difference, a gap in space. And mirroring broader swaps of categories of time for categories of space, “distance” can also stand for remoteness on the level of time: James Phillips, for example, neatly summarizes this shift as “Odysseus longs for home; Proust is in search of lost time.”6 But neither this sense of a spatial gap or a temporal remove is precisely the sense in which distance is taken seriously in Dogtooth. For that, we require an older sense of the word. [Eugenie Brinkema, 'e.g., Dogtooth', World Picture 7, 2012]
It's been busy, busy, busy round these parts, but today Film Studies For Free stirs itself from its travails to bring you the, as usual, wonderful news that World Picture, that most original of online humanities journals, has just published a new issue.
The keyword for WP 7 is Distance, and it has activated a wide range of brilliant cultural and philosophical readings on that topic. FSFF particularly loved filmmaker Barbara Hammer's contributions to this issue here and here (see this earlier FSFF entry on her marvellous work), as well as Eugenie Brinkema on Dogtooth, Sam Ishii-Gonzales on Bergson, and Domietta Torlasco on The Actress as Filmmaker: On Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini.
There is much more in WP of huge worth and interest, so please dip into the below contents.
Oh, and also, please come, if you can, to the upcoming annual World Picture conference, held this year at the University of Sussex, November 2-3, 2012. A terribly excited FSFF will be in attendance!
World Picture 7: Table of Contents
- Zach Barocas Givens
- Eugenie Brinkema e.g., Dogtooth
- Robert Cavanagh Contact Sport
- David L. Clark “Not ours, this death, to take into our bones”: The Postanimal after the Posthuman
- Lorenz Engell Apollo TV: The Copernican Turn of the Gaze
- Victor Fan Approaching Reality: Epistemic Distance, Political Crises and Temporal Imaginations
- in the Sino-French Dialogue on Cinema Ontology
- Alexander García Düttmann The Worst, or The Lesser of Two Evils
- Sam Ishii-Gonzales Suspended Meaning: On Bergson and Cinema Perception
- Barbara Hammer, in Correspondence with John David Rhodes
- Film is Thinking: A Conversation Across Distance
- Barbara Hammer Bent Time
- Sorin Radu Media on Target in the Global System: Military Strategy and Narrative Practice
- Alessandra Raengo Reification, Reanimation and the Money of the Real
- Phil Solomon While You Were Asleep
- Phil Solomon, in Conversation with Brian Price and Meghan Sutherland
- Mediating the American Idea
- Keston Sutherland The World and John Wieners
- Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece In the House, In the Picture: Distance and Proximity in the American Mid-Century Neutralized Theatre
- Matthew Tierney The Eclipse of the Eclipse of Distance: Talking Politics in a Global Village
- Domietta Torlasco The Actress as Filmmaker: On Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini's New Erotics of Vision