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Film Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel - Wes Anderson's Masterpiece

The Grand Budapest Hotel is the most ambitious, spectacular, complex, and mature film Wes Anderson has ever made. It’s a Masterpiece.

That’s quite a mouthful, I know. 498 more words


Auteur theory? What’s that?
I’m sure it was going around at the time in Europe, but probably hadn’t washed up on these shores yet.
As for me, I chose movies by the criteria of who was in them or what it was about. 465 more words


Intro to Gameography 1: What is Gameography? and the Works of Christine Love

So April’s podcast is going to be something different than the usual. Instead of doing the typical game club and random segment 2, we’re going to do a special, potentially twice-yearly Very Special Episode that we’re calling Gameography. 507 more words

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The Death of the Author

‘The Death of the Author’ by Roland Barthes discusses the role of the author in literature. In this writing he argues that the author should not be present in works of literature. 453 more words

[7] Audience & Interpretation

Consider the differences between consuming and producing, the activities of the audience for the cult programme ‘Doctor Who’, and examine debates about authorship and readership. 265 more words

Lecture Notes

Kent Jones On Auteurism, 2014.

In the latest edition of Film Comment the esteemed writer on film Kent Jones took the opportunity to reappraise the place of the auteur theory in the contemporary critical landscape, with an essay entitled… 47 more words


Celluloid Snippet: Soderbergh's "Psychos"

It has been a year since film director Steven Soderbergh announced his retirement following the release of his HBO film Behind the Candelabra. While he has continued to have an active public presence through his @Bituation Twitter account and the marketplace/mixed-use website he launched at Extension765.com, the question has remained if and how he might continue to explore cinema. 871 more words