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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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The Blue Marker Reflexion

REFLEXION: 3 short movies from Matej Smetana (It’s only a movie) - ŠTĚPÁNKA IŠTVÁNKOVÁ - translated by Monika Kubešová „To avoid fainting repeat: It’s only a movie! If it doesn’t help either, only rotoscopy can save you!” Three trailers and one marker redrawing iconic 70s and 80s B horrors into simpler and more stylised form are actually blue and white story of Wes Craven, Chuck Russel and Sam Raimi meeting ...

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David Parkinson: 100 Ideas That Changed Film

BOOK REVIEW: 100 Ideas That Changed Film (David Parkinson, 2012) - MILAN HAIN - Česká verze recenze je dostupná zde / Czech-language version of the review is available here British publishing outfit Laurence King Publishing has recently started a very successful series entitled 100 Ideas That Changed... Following publications on architecture and fashion (both published in September 2011), Laurence King rele ...

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Ethan De Seife: Tashlinesque

BOOK REVIEW: Tashlinesque - The Hollywood Comedies of Frank Tashlin (Ethan De Seife, 2012) - MILAN HAIN - Česká verze recenze je dostupná zde / Czech version of the review is available here If I were asked to compile a list of the most underappreciated Hollywood directors of all time, Frank Tashlin would figure prominently on such a list. Born in New Jersey, Tashlin made a long and rich career in entertainm ...

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Die Leiden des Jungen Dominik

ANALYSIS: Sala samobójców (Suicide Room - d. Jan Komasa, 2011) - KVĚTA LUJKOVÁ - After first watching Sala samobójców I felt (as well as many young people do) that it was about me or at least about part of our generation – losers having locked up themselves in imaginary worlds, suffering from a spectrum of psychical disorders starting with social phobia and ending with borderline personality disorder. Howev ...

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Peter Ford: Glenn Ford: A Life

BOOK REVIEW: Glenn Ford: A Life (Peter Ford, 2011) - JANA BÉBAROVÁ (translated by ALŽBĚTA RYCHTECKÁ) -   Glenn Ford (born Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford, 1916–2006) was a renowned actor of classical Hollywood cinema. During the fifty years of his film career, he played more than a hundred characters in film and on television. Even though he seldom had the opportunity to work with great directors or auteurs of h ...

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Thomas C. Renzi: Screwball Comedy and Film Noir, Unexpected Connections

BOOK REVIEW: Thomas C. Renzi: Screwball Comedy and Film Noir, Unexpected Connections (McFarland, 2012) – MILAN HAIN - Česká verze recenze je dostupná zde / Czech version of the review is available here The coupling of film noir and comedy might seem ludicrous to some of our readers. However, this year's Noir City film festival in San Francisco - with screenings of Preston Sturges' Unfaithfully Yours (1948) ...

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David T. Johnson: Richard Linklater (Contemporary Film Directors)

BOOK REVIEW: Richard Linklater (David T. Johnson, 2012) - MILAN HAIN - The Contemporary Film Directors series, published by the University of Illinois Press, regularly provides concise book-length studies of the most notable contemporary film directors. Since 2003, the year the series was launched, there have been individual volumes on Abbas Kiarostami, Claire Denis, Edward Yang, Jane Campion, Paul Schrader ...

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San Francisco Noir: Interview with Nathaniel Rich

TÉMA - FILM A MĚSTO: Interview with Nathaniel Rich - JANA BÉBAROVÁ -  Nathaniel Rich (1980) is an American novelist and essayist. He is the author of guidebook San Francisco Noir and novel Mayor's Tongue. At present he lives in New Orleans. More information about him can be found on his website. Czech-language version of the interview can be found here. / Česká verze rozhovoru je k dispozici zde. One can as ...

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