cinema, Film Notes, History, Media Studies Notes

HISTORIOGRAPHICAL OPERATION accdg to Michel de Certeau

 from Certeau, Michel de (1988) The Writing of History New York: Columbia Univ. Press (pp. 56-113) (These Film Studies Notes are my one-page notes on various articles or books on Film Studies / Media Studies which might interest students and teachers of Film or Media Studies.) According to French Jesuit and scholar Michel de Certeau,… Continue reading HISTORIOGRAPHICAL OPERATION accdg to Michel de Certeau

cinema, Film Review, History

STONED – The Murder of Brian Jones of Rolling Stones

I found this among my files. I blogged this more than a dozen years ago.  But since that blog is gone already, am re-blogging it here, esp. because many people in social media are now debunking Brian Jones in favor of Jagger and Richards. I bet these people were not even born when Jones was… Continue reading STONED – The Murder of Brian Jones of Rolling Stones

cinema, Film, Media Studies Notes

The Power of a Research Tradition

(These Film Studies Notes are my one-page notes on various articles or books on Film Studies / Media Studies which might interest students and teachers of Film or Media Studies.) In his academic article The Power of a Research Tradition: Prospects for Progress in the Study of Film Style, David Bordwell reviewed the historical study… Continue reading The Power of a Research Tradition

cinema, Film, Media Studies

Film Studies Notes: MARXISM and FILM

Marxism has profoundly affected Film Studies and even film-making. Some of the earliest film theorists and filmmakers like Sergei Eisenstein were Communists. The Russian formalists like Dziga Vertov and Vsevolod Pudovkin pushed for “innovative forms matching revolutionary content”. The rise of mass society coupled with advances in technology gave thinkers like Kracauer, Benjamin and Brecht… Continue reading Film Studies Notes: MARXISM and FILM

cinema, Column article, Film Review, Uncategorized

DVD Pick: Grimm’s Fairy Tales

Has anybody not heard or read or seen (on TV or film) the tales of Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin, Tom Thumb, and The Pied Piper of Hamelin? These are just a few of the stories that were brought to the hearts and minds of countless children the… Continue reading DVD Pick: Grimm’s Fairy Tales

cinema, current events, Film Review

DVD Pick: V for Vendetta

As I browsed through the ‘Net, I found my old blog (parts of it) archived. I’m re-blogging it here. In this era of Big Business-Big Government alliance, it is always a good idea to watch V for Vendetta to remind ourselves the importance of individual and collective liberties. I have to add that Natalie Portman’s portrayal… Continue reading DVD Pick: V for Vendetta

cinema, Column article, Film, Film Review

DVD PICK: Pan’s Labyrinth (El Laberinto del Fauno)

If you are wondering what old DVD film to watch, I highly recommend Pan's Labyrinth (2006). QUANTUM CINEMA : by  Jamal Ashley Abbas   A Postmodern Fairy Tale Once upon a time, a princess left her kingdom in the dark Underworld for the bright sunshine of terrestrial life. But the sun blinded her and erased her memory… Continue reading DVD PICK: Pan’s Labyrinth (El Laberinto del Fauno)