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Symposium

Every issue has one section dedicated to a particular question. Collecting responses from a range of perspectives, these symposia prompt us to think about the values and ideas that shape our most urgent cultural and personal decisions.

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Winter 2010

 

The Old Frontier

“The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” was born old. With its black-and-white photography and its backlot sets, its aging stars incongruously cast as young men,…

 

The Perspective of Terrence Malick

The thought occurs to the viewer that Holly is already in her magical land, if only she could see it. But she would have to…

 

Abbas Kiarostami’s Transcendental Style

The Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami has repeatedly said he enjoys it when audiences fall asleep during his films. This might explain his relative anonymity in…

 

Another Article about David Lynch

Lynch’s career as a filmmaker is unique. He is one of the few directors dominantly influenced by inner processes and unconscious insights. When asked about…

 

David Cronenberg’s Disembodied Cinema

The best word I’ve come across to describe David Cronenberg’s filmmaking style is “disembodied.” It was voiced as a criticism, but I think he’d own…

 

No Good Reason

There is something very striking about the mises-en-scène, the characters and the plot developments in the genre (a disputed classification) or historical cycle (by rough consensus…