Video by Philip Brubaker Jean-Pierre Melville’s Le Samourai turns 50.
By Jose Sarmiento “A look at how the film SHIRLEY: VISIONS OF REALITY by Gustav Deutsch transforms the paintings of Edward Hopper into cinema. A video essay by José Sarmiento Hinojosa. More at fandor.com/keyframe.“
“An audiovisual essay for Fandor exploring the idea of ambiguity in the films of Luchino Visconti. The accompanying notes can be found here.” By Pasquale Iannone.
“Regular Criterion Collection contributor :: kogonada explores the 1960s work of Jean-Luc Godard, highlighting the iconic director’s signature themes and devices. You can view some of his other works at kogonada.com. And for more on Godard, head here:criterion.com/explore/12-jean-luc-godard” Via Criterion Collection
“A video essay about Jean-Luc Godard and Anna Karina, made for 20th Century Flicks’ screening of Bande à part (1964) at Bristol’s Cube Cinema on 14 January 2016.” From Jonathan Bygraves.
“What determines the meaning or mood of a scene in a Hollywood film? A genre (such as film noir), a star (such as Humphrey Bogart), an auteur (such as John Huston, Howard Hawks, John Cromwell, or Nicholas Ray), or perhaps a simple but evocative object, like a cigarette? A video essay that considers the role […]
“John Cassavetes is considered the father of American independent cinema for his self-funded productions and fresh, improvisational approach to storytelling and acting. But he doesn’t get enough credit for his mastery of cinematic craft. This video essay shows his command of camerawork, lighting and editing in his first feature film, the 1959 landmark SHADOWS, often […]
“A video essay on how Fritz Lang’s M is viewed as the prototype for the film noir genre”
“Hollywood failure or successful independent filmmaker?” Terrific videoessay on the great actor-auteur, Orson Welles, a true inspiration.
Dead Men & Ghosts, Limited from Matthew Cheney on Vimeo. With an introductory text essay at press play