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Issue 22

Welcome to Issue 22 of our journal!

There is nothing connected with the staging of a motion picture that a woman cannot do as easily as a man. - Alice Guy-Blaché, 1913

Max Ophuls: A New Art – But Who Notices?

Where cinema becomes music, entwining emotion and movement, Ophuls allows his female characters to hold centre stage

The Hidden Fortress

The Hidden Fortress (Kakushi toride no san akunin) (1958 Japan 139 mins) Source: ACMI/NLA Prod Co: Toho Prod: Masumi Fujimoto, Akira Kurosawa Dir, Ed: Kurosawa

Baise-moi – A Personal Angry-Yet-Feminist Reaction

Though supportive of the film during its fight with the censors, Bérénice's disapproval is here established as she uncovers the subtle ideological workings behind the

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999 USA/France 116 mins) Prod: Richard Guay, Jim Jarmusch Dir, Scr: Jarmusch Phot: Robby Müller Ed: Jay Rabinowitz

Maya Deren, Dance, and Gestural Encounters in Ritual in Transfigured Time

Simultaneously rhythmic and avant-garde, Erin emphasises the importance of dance to Deren's cinema

Sergio Leone

b. January 3, 1929, Rome, Italy d. April 30, 1989, Rome, Italy filmography bibliography web resources Sergio Leone is a filmmaker who sits uneasily in

I Don’t Want to be a Man!

I Don't Want to be a Man! (Ich Möchte Kein Mann Sein) (1918 Germany 48 mins @ 18fps) Source: ACMI/NLA Prod Co: Union Atelier Prod:

Fresh Blood: Baise-moi

Drawing particular comparisons with Godard and Rivette, Max discusses the peculiar cinematic realism and energy of this contemporary cinema landmark

Inhaling a Unique Atmosphere – Central and East European Film at the 37th Karlovy Vary

4-13 July 2002 Festival website: In the 1970s and ‘80s, a film in competition at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival was lucky to

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