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Dennis Hopper: Interviews

BOOK REVIEW - Dennis Hopper: Interviews (Nick Dawson, 2012) – JANA BÉBAROVÁ (translated by Kristina Landry; edited by Nikol Šustrová) – Českojazyčná verze recenze je dostupná zde / Czech-language version of the review is available here There are few figures in the film industry who had had a toilsome life, yet managed to repeatedly "raise back from the dead" and reset their careers like Dennis Hopper (1936 ...

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Clint Eastwood: Interviews

BOOK REVIEW - Clint Eastwood: Interviews, Revised And Updated (Robert E. Kapsis, Kathie Coblentz, 2013) - JANA BÉBAROVÁ – TRANSLATED BY ELIŠKA ŽIDOVÁ - Edited by Benjamin Schlegel Českojazyčná verze recenze je dostupná zde / Czech-language version of the review is available here Clint Eastwood has been a public figure for over fifty years and has managed to transform himself from a B-movie actor at Universa ...

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FIRST FACEBOOK SCULPTURE… or rather a film?

Thumbnail image: screenshot from structural film Piece Manda / End War by Paul Sharits, whose works were among the major inspirations for the project. EXPERIMENTÁLNÍ FILM / NETART - Facebook Sculpture: (c) merry, 2013 - MARIE MEIXNEROVÁ During her August residency, Czech Internet artist (c) merry will use the facebook profile of LA based curator Chloë Flores to create probably the very first sculpture on fa ...

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Revised Historiography of East European Cinema

BOOK REVIEW: A Companion to Eastern European Cinemas (ed. Anikó Imre, 2012) – JANA BÉBAROVÁ (translated by Monika Kubešová; edited by Nikol Šustrová– Českojazyčná verze recenze je dostupná zde / Czech-language version of the review is available here At the beginning of the year we reported on a remarkable publication, published by Wiley-Blackwell, dedicated to an early cinema (A Companion to Early Cinema; f ...

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America According to Spike Lee

BOOK REVIEW: Spike Lee's America (David Sterritt, 2013) - MILAN HAIN -  Česká verze recenze je dostupná zde / Czech-language version of the review is available here In the filmography of Spike Lee (born 1957 in Atlanta, Georgia) we can find critically acclaimed and commercially successful films (Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, 25th Hour or Inside Man) alongside almost unprecedented flops (Girl 6, She Hate Me ...

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„Television and web will converge“

INTERVIEW with the programmer of Changing Channels at IFF Rotterdam, Inge de Leeuw – MARTIN KUDLÁČ – Slovenská verze rozhovoru je zde. Slovak version of the interview is here. The 42nd edition of Rotterdam's Film Festival did equally zealously and progressively as features and shorts screened also TV and web series. Festival dramaturgy focused one of its sections exclusively on episodic storytelling. The vi ...

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The American Dream Upside Down

BOOK REVIEW: Nightmare Alley. Film Noir and the American Dream (Mark Osteen, 2013) - MILAN HAIN -  Česká verze recenze je dostupná zde / Czech version of the review is available here With literally hundreds of books about film noir (and with new additions to the noir bibliography each month) it is extremely difficult to come up with an unexplored topic or a fresh historiographical/analytical approach. In hi ...

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DOUBLE BOOK REVIEW: JUNK JET N°6: HERE AND WHERE (ingmade.edition, Stuttgart 2012) & Linear Manual (TLTRPreß  &  PAF, 2012) – MARIE MEIXNEROVÁ – Junk Jet is a zine-jet, a collaborative format set up to discuss speculative works on topics of media, aestheetics, and electronics. Junk Jet is an irregular series of medial events, and a low-fi paper publication (including irrational special gifts) on a n ...

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The Films of Victor Mature

BOOK REVIEW: The Films of Victor Mature (James McKay, 2013) – JANA BÉBAROVÁ (translated by ALŽBĚTA RYCHTECKÁ) –  Českojazyčná verze recenze je dostupná zde / Czech-language version of the review is available here “Beautiful hunk of a man” – a nickname which would have been fitting for a number of male idols in Hollywood. Most often, however, it was connected with Victor Mature (1913–1999), a well-built dark ...

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On Fuller’s war experience in Bohemia

TOPIC – SAMUEL FULLER: INTERVIEW with Michael Rund, the museum director in the town of Sokolov – JANA BÉBAROVÁ (translated by DANIELA VYMĚTALOVÁ) - As already mentioned in the introductory profile article of Samuel Fuller (see part 1 here), this Hollywood screenwriter, who has only later become himself a film director, participated actively as an infantryman in the World War II. By the end of his war-journe ...

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