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at Reconstruction, Michael Benton calls for a collective reflexion on "Theories/Practices of Blogging." for October 20th."Our intent in this section of the issue will be to collect a wide range of bloggers and link up to their statements in regards to why they blog (something many of us are asked) and any statement they have on the theories/practices of blogging.If you already have a post on this you can feel free to use it, or, if you are interested, you can submit a new one.We will link to each statement from the issue at our site, with the intent of creating a hyperlinked list of statements on blogging that can serve as an introduction to blogging (or an expansion of knowledge for those already blogging)."
Is It Easy To Be Young? or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love My Lack Of Ambition, Andy Horbal's thought on whether being film critic or film blogger.
Doug Cummings on Magic Lanterns, the cinema pre-history, at Filmjourney.
Listen to a Jacques Doillon interview on France Culture.A scene of Ponette (Doillon) analyzed by DP Caroline Champetier. And 2 scenes from DVDs Versailles Rive Gauche (bruno Podalydès) & Une belle journée (Gaby Dellal).Available online in French (until Wednersday!) Recommendation by Laure Adler from the Biarritz festival :En El Hoyo (2006/Juan Carlos Rulfo)Documentary on the construction workers building a bridge in Mexico.Listen to Projection Privée : Michel Ciment on Walt Disney. (available online in French until saturday)
This weekend at La Cinémathèque, Michel Piccoli gave a wonderful public reading of texts by and on Henri Langlois, on the occasion of the publication of a book on the history of his Cinémathèque : Histoire de la Cinémathèque française : L'amour fou du cinéma.
New season of Ciné-Philo, a masterclass of philosophy in a cinema! Philosophy teacher Ollivier Pourriol looks in movie clips for illustration of the concepts from the oeuvre of great philosophers (Alain, Spinoza, Descartes, Hegel, Deleuze).Every second saturday morning from October 7th to may 12th.Program :Alain, un philosophe en guerre07/10/2006 Mars ou la guerre jugée21/10/2006 Propos sur les pouvoirs04/11/2006 Propos sur l’éducation18/11/2006 Système des Beaux-ArtsSpinoza, les yeux de l’âme02/12/2006 La spirale des passions16/12/2006 Le clair objet du désir13/01/2007 L’expérience de l’éternitéDescartes, la liberté heureuse27/01/2007 Je n’est pas un autre.03/02/2007 Que choisir ?17/02/2007 La générositéHegel, la Raison à cheval03/03/2007 L’inhumain17/03/2007 Art, religion, philosophie31/03/2007 La fin de l’histoireDeleuZe, Z comme Zigzag14/04/2007 Pourparlers28/04/2007 Devenir visage12/05/2007 L’Image-Mouvement
Jeremiah Kipp interviews Jonathan Rosenbaum at The House Next Door.
Listen to radio broadcast interview of Abderrahmane Sissako (Bamako), by Laure Adler, on his formation at the Moscow film school and the evoluton of his career and vision of the world and cinema. He says he's not and never was a cinephile, and doesn't love cinema.Available online for a week in French on France Culture.
Errata, Robert Davis' blog goes active again with a revamped look!But no comments allowed... yet?Review of Ferrara's MaryReport from the Mill Valley Festival
Thanks for the mention, Harry. OK OK, comments are re-enabled.
Good news, Rob! :)I didn't mean to make it sound like a reproach. Did you forget it, or you wanted to drop the comments?
Oh, I didn't take it that way. I do feel that there's something wrong with the current way of the blogosphere, comments scattered all over the place, so I thought I might go comment-less for a while. Plus I'm not sure I have the energy for them, sometimes. But getting rid of them completely is too drastic, and it's too hard to communicate with people.
Yeah I agree with you about the dispertion/dilution of blogosphere discussions. But for targetted comments, there is nowhere else to post them than on your blog if it's a feedback about your articles from your readers. These comments can't be redundant.Anyway I appreciate your blogging again since I couldn't read Paste in Paris...
Listen to Michel Ciment's interview of Djamshed Usmonov (To get to Heaven first you have to die) and Jean-Pierre Darroussin, famous actor of Guediguian's films, now making his directorial debut with Le Pressentiment(France Culture)Listen to Le Masque et le Plume, collegial criticism of Indigènes (Bouchareb), The Devil Wears Prada (Frankel), Dans Paris (Honoré), Amitiés Maléfiques/Poison Friends (Bourdieu)...(France Inter)Listen to critique of Catherine Ruelle on Bamako (Abderhamne Sissako)(France Inter)
Orsay, the XIXth c. museum in Paris (Impressionist paintings), commissionned 4 feature length films, themed on museum and partialy on location in Orsay, to Olivier Assayas, Raoul Ruiz, Hou Hsiao-hsien and Jim Jarmusch to celebrate its 20th anniversary.What a dream team! :)Orsay is a XIXth c. train station in the heart of Paris, on the river bank, converted into a museum with huge spaces. That's where I saw a payload of russian silent movies last year.Hou's film, Orsay (under production now), homage to Lamorrisse's Le Ballon Rouge (1956) will star Juliette Binoche, and a chinese au pair girl.Assayas' film, Souvenirs du Valois, stars Charles Berling, François cluzet and Juliette Binoche, about family memories and inheritance.Ruiz' film will be inspired by Waszynski's infamous Dibbuk (1937), a jewish ghost story reminding jews were deported from this train station during WW2, shot in France and Chile.No infos about Jarmusch's.
Listen to the tribute to Danielle Huillet by Laure Adler, Anne-Marie Faux, Caroline Champetier, Jean-Charles Fitoussi, Jacques Bontemps, Jean Narboni and bruno Tackels. (France Culture)
David Bordwell's excellent post on Santantango (from his new blog)and he announces its DVD release for next month!
Michel Ciment interviews Abderrahmane Sissako on his career and the film Bamako(France Culture)
Great interview with Chantal Akerman by Laure Adler on France Culture!Also an analysis of the opening shot of Wang Bing's West of Track by DP Caroline Champetier.Check out a short "cinetract" by Straub/Huillet on the unrest around Paris last year.Cinétract : Stop ne risque pas ta vieComissionned by italian network Rai. Homage follow up to Europa 51 (Rossellini), about the unrest around Paris last year after the death of 2 teenagers on October 27th 2005. (10')
The history of Langlois' Cinémathèque, and the current exhibition at La Cinémathèque about German ExpressionismRadio broadcast in French by Michel Ciment (France Culture)
Le Masque et le Plume. Collegial criticism on The Queen (Frears); The Flags of our fathers (Eastwood); Ô Jérusalem (Chouraqui); The lights in the dusk (Kaurismäki); Bamako (Sissako).(France Inter)
Girish against currency, Archiveology: Five Hungry Men, on his favorite bulimic cinephiles (Zach Campbell, Raymond Durgnat, Adrian Martin, Olaf Möller and Michael Sicinski)
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