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Video: Wes Anderson “From Above”

This short video by Kogonada is a “supercut” (a compilation of shots) from Wes Anderson films — all from the point of view of a character looking down at what’s … Continue reading

March 20, 2016 · 2 Comments

Video: Auteur in Space

— This short video by Kogonada is a poetic homage to the influential Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky (1932–1986). Image from Ivan’s Childhood, 1962 — Image from Nostalgia, 1982/83 — Image from The … Continue reading

January 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Video: Elemental

— Antoine de Saint Exubery said, “A pile of rocks ceases to be a rock pile when somebody contemplates it with the idea of a cathedral in mind.” In this … Continue reading

December 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Video: The Eyes of Hitchcock

— Alfred Hitchcock said, “Dialogue should simply be a sound among other sounds, just something that comes out of the mouths of people whose eyes tell the story in visual … Continue reading

November 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Video: Wes Anderson Centered

In this short elegant montage, the filmmaker Kogonada demonstrates how the technique of “centering” a shot is, well, central to the technique of Wes Anderson.

July 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

Video: What is Neorealism in Film? (a five minute answer)

In this fascinating experiment, a film by Vittorio de Sica and a contemporary recut by David O. Selznick are examined side-by-side in order to understand the difference between Sica’s neorealistic … Continue reading

May 17, 2015 · 3 Comments

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