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Issue 40

Jean-Luc Godard Exhibition: Travel(s) in Utopia, Jean-Luc Godard 1946-2006, In Search of a Lost Theorem

Insightful reflections on the major Godard exhibition at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

On Brazilian Cinema: From Mário Peixoto’s Limite to Walter Salles

For many decades, Peixoto’s avant-garde film remained a mostly unseen treasure of Brazilian cinema. This article brings the film’s historical context to light, and discusses

Sins of Commitment: Adorno, Chaplin and Mimesis

Discussion of Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator as illuminated through the prism of Adorno’s Marxist thought

The Hedonistic Modernity of Sydney in They’re a Weird Mob

Michael Powell’s 1966 satire on Australian life-style made extensive use of Sydney locations. Collins discusses a range of cultural discourses that frame conceptions of the

The Polysemous Coathanger: The Sydney Harbour Bridge in Feature Film, 1930-1982

The cinema has long been attracted to photographing great cultural icons. This article provides a thorough account of the celluloid life of one of Australia’s

Jean-Pierre Melville: Encounters with Conscience

Philosophical meditations on the existential and moral landscape of Melville’s cinema

On Painting and History in Godard’s Histoire(s) du cinéma

“What are all these paintings doing in a history of cinema?” The author gives an answer in her analysis of Godard’s monumental video work, which

The Kinescope as Mirror: George Clooney Slyly Bites the Hand that Feeds Him

Good Night, and Good Luck as radical political cinema? Chamberlin astutely states the case for Clooney’s smuggler’s instinct for getting subversive political thought into mainstream

Gods on Earth: The Players of Kings and Queen

One of the best films in recent years receives extended appraisal

Living Life as an Opera Lover: On the Uses of Opera as Musical Accompaniment in Woody Allen’s Match Point

Composer and musicologist Charalampos Goyios provides an insightful analysis of opera as dramatic form in Allen’s recent film

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