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Film & Art Theory

Are Animated GIFs Cinema?

April 23, 2013 |

Landon Palmer of FilmSchoolRejects interacts with an IndieWire piece on GIFs as cinema:

“Popular modes of moving-image distraction on the Internet present a rich paradox for the cinephile: it both signals cinema’s supposed end (the certain …

Art as a Common Gift

April 18, 2013 |

Tony Woodlief defends the democratization of art over at Good Letters. This is a great point of discussion for cinema as filmmaking becomes cheaper and more accessible than ever before.

A casual traipse through Tumblr—an …

Exploring Intuition

April 16, 2013 |

from Marilynne Robinson’s When I Was a Child I Read Books

For me, at least, writing consists very largely of exploring intuition. A character is really the sense of a character, embodied, attired, and given voice …

Whit Stillman Interview

March 20, 2013 |

The Seventh Art recently produced this in-depth video interview with filmmaker Whit Stillman (Damsels in Distress, Metropolitan, Last Days of Disco, Barcelona).

Whit Stillman is an American filmmaker whose four films are comedic investigations …

“Anna Karenina” Interview

March 14, 2013 |

At the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2012, DP/30 filmed this video interview with Anna Karenina director Joe Wright and cast members Keira Knightley (Anna Karenina), Jude Law (Karenin), and Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Vronsky).…

Watch Tarkovsky Online

February 28, 2013 |

The final film of Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky, The Sacrifice (1986), has just been made available on Netflix Instant Streaming. While unfortunately presented in standard definition, this is still a great resource from a …

Making “To the Wonder”

February 27, 2013 |

Director Terrence Malick’s new film To the Wonder is a month away from release in the United States. Here are three featurettes documenting Malick’s unique creative process.

“The Man Who Knew Too Much”

February 22, 2013 |

The Criterion Collection has republished an analysis of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1934 The Man Who Knew Too Much from David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson’s textbook Film Art. Click the image below to read the full post.…

Interview with the Director of "Paperman"

February 15, 2013 |

DP/30 speaks with John Kars, the director of the Academy Award-nominated animated short, Paperman, which premiered in front of Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph.

Shot in Burbank, February 2013 by DP/30.

Tolkien & Hollywood Angst

February 14, 2013 |

Chris Kycho writes about Tolkien and Peter Jackson over at Mere Orthodoxy

There are two fundamental types of conflict in literature: external and internal. External conflicts pit the character against forces in the world around them: …