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A Companion to Early Cinema

BOOK REVIEW: A Companion to Early Cinema (eds. André Gaudreault, Nicolas Dulac, Santiago Hidalgo, 2012) – MILAN HAIN – Českojazyčná verze recenze je dostupná zde / Czech-language version of the review is available here Early cinema (approximately until 1915) has been the focus of intense historiographic attention since the Brighton congress in 1978. The multitude of research projects, academic surveys and f ...

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Mark Shiel: Hollywood Cinema and the Real Los Angeles

BOOK REVIEW: Hollywood Cinema and the Real Los Angeles (Mark Shiel, 2012) – MILAN HAIN – Česká verze recenze je dostupná zde / Czech version of the review is available here Los Angeles as a geographically specific location is an inherent part of the history of cinema, yet not many publications are devoted entirely to its role and significance. Among the exceptions we can find a recently published book by Ma ...

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Watching clip-2010-05-19 21;23;39 1.mov

REFLEXION - Watching Martin Kohout: Watching clip-2010-05-19 21;23;39 1.mov  (Martin Kohout, 29. 5. 2010, 0:27) - MARIE MEIXNEROVÁ (translated by MONIKA KUBEŠOVÁ) Video Watching clip-2010-05-19 21:23:39 1.mov is part of Martin Kohout’s extensive internet project, Watching Martin Kohout. (If his name feels familiar, you could have heard it a year and half ago when Kohout’s elderly work, Moonwalk, 2008, was s ...

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Raoul Walsh. The True Adventures of Hollywood’s Legendary Director

BOOK REVIEW: Raoul Walsh. The True Adventures of Hollywood's Legendary Director (Marilyn Ann Moss, 2011) - JANA BÉBAROVÁ (translated by JIŘÍ SLAVÍK) - Česká verze recenze je dostupná zde / Czech version of the review is available here In light of film history, Raoul Walsh (1887-1980) is one of the most formative hollywood director and this significant position is undeniable. Although he was crucial in shapi ...

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Sparty and brothers of his

SERIES – REC: Spartacus: Vengeance – JANA JEDLIČKOVÁ – (translated by DANIELA VYMĚTALOVÁ) - „Spoiler Alert!“ The American cable channel STARZ has now been trying for several years to rival other American cable channels with AMC, Showtime and HBO at the top of the list. It had been broadcasting only film productions until 2005 and so there is no wonder that it has been beaten by its rivals in ratings especia ...

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Tough as Nails. The Life and Films of Richard Brooks

BOOK REVIEW: Tough as Nails. The Life and Films of Richard Brooks (Douglass K. Daniel, 2011) – JANA BÉBAROVÁ (translated by ELIŠKA ŽIDOVÁ) - Česká verze recenze je dostupná zde / Czech version of the review is available here Like Samuel Fuller, to whom we dedicated the whole thematic issue in September, the American screenwriter and director Richard Brooks would celebrate his hundredth birthday this year as ...

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Samuel Fuller: Interviews

BOOK REVIEW: Samuel Fuller: Interviews (Gerald Peary, ed., 2012) – JANA BÉBAROVÁ (translated by ALŽBĚTA RYCHTECKÁ) - Česká verze recenze je dostupná zde / Czech version of the review is available here There are filmmakers with whom to do an interview seems to require superhuman effort. They do not like talking about themselves or commenting on their films; they answer the questions you have prepared with a ...

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Robert J. Lentz: Gloria Grahame, Bad Girl of Film Noir

BOOK REVIEW: Gloria Grahame, Bad Girl of Film Noir: The Complete Career (Robert J. Lentz, 2011) - JANA BÉBAROVÁ (translated by ALŽBĚTA RYCHTECKÁ) -  Česká verze recenze je dostupná zde / Czech version of the review is available here A review of a brand new monograph on Barbara Stanwyck, which rather than being a biography is a manual to her acting career, has recently been published here on 25fps. In a book ...

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Alistair Fox: Jane Campion. Authorship & Personal Cinema

BOOK REVIEW: Jane Campion. Authorship & Personal Cinema (Fox, Alistair. 2011) - JANA BÉBAROVÁ  (translated by ALŽBĚTA RYCHTECKÁ) - Česká verze recenze je dostupná zde / Czech-language version of the review is available here Jane Campion is one of the most respected directors of today. She gained international recognition with The Piano (1993), which, apart from winning Golden Palm, was awarded three Osc ...

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Brian Taves: Thomas Ince – Hollywood’s Independent Pioneer

BOOK REVIEW: Thomas Ince: Hollywood's Independent Pioneer (Brian Taves, 2012) - MILAN HAIN -  Česká verze recenze je dostupná zde / Czech-language version of the review is available here Even though the name of Thomas H. Ince (1880-1924) appears in every reliable survey of film history, our notions about his contributions to cinema are largely vague and distorted. And to make things even worse, more often t ...

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