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“I would like to be able to take hold of the past and make it stand still so that I can examine it from different

Sins of Omission: A Dissenting View of Robert Bresson

At the risk of sounding like the devil, probably, to Bresson’s admirers, Harper expresses some personal doubts about the stature of Bresson’s cinema

A Hard Act to Follow: In Search of Cinema: Writings on International Film Art by Bert Cardullo

I write about the cinema because I believe that it is the true Gesamtkunstwerk (or total work of art) and therefore has greater expressive capacity

Red Beard

Red Beard/Akahige (1965 Japan 185 mins) Source: ACMI Collections/NFVLS Prod Co: Kurosawa Productions Co./Toho Prod: Ryuzo Kikushima, Tomoyuki Tanaka Dir: Akira Kurosawa Scr: Ryuzo Kikushima,

Ugetsu Monogatari

Ugetsu Monogatari (1953 Japan 96 mins) Source: NFVLS Prod Co: Daiei Prod: Masaichi Nagata Dir: Kenji Mizoguchi Scr: Matsutaro Kawaguchi, Yoshikata Yoda based on stories

A Tale of Springtime

A Tale of Springtime/Conte de Printemps (1990 France 107 mins) Source: Level Four Films Prod Co: Les Films du Losange/Roissy Films Prod: Margaret Menegoz Dir,

Winter Light

Winter Light/Nattvardsgasterna (1963 Sweden 81 mins) Source: ACMI Collections Prod Co: Svensk Filmindustri Prod: Allan Ekelund Dir, Scr: Ingmar Bergman Phot: Sven Nykvist Ed: Ulla

Street of Shame

Street of Shame (Japan 1956 85 mins) Source: ACMI Collections Prod Co: Daiei Dir: Kenji Mizoguchi Scr: Masashige Narusawa, based on the novel Susaki no

Pandora’s Box

Die Buchse der Pandora (Pandora’s Box) (1929 Germany 110 mins) Source: BFI Prod Co: Nero-Film Dir: G.W. Pabst Scr: Ladislaus Vajda, based on the plays

La Peau douce

La Peau douce (1964 France 113 mins) Source: NLA/ACMI Prod Co: Les Films du Carrosse/SEDIF/SIMAR Dir: François Truffaut Scr: François Truffaut, Jean-Louis Richard Phot: Raoul

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