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A Poetics of Free Indirect Discourse in Narrative Film

I have been following up my last blog on spiritual themes in film by reading  Paolo Pasolini’s paper “The “Cinema of Poetry” (1965), in which he talks about a literary device called ‘free indirect speech’, which, he claims, can add a subjective dimension to film by creating ambiguity around whose cinematic perspective a film is […]

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Deeper Themes…

Have been doing some major rethinking regarding the kind of film I want to make, largely due to the restrictions I felt were imposing themselves as I sat down to  consider narrative structures for my improvised film ideas. What I think  has occurred to me, over the last week or […]

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Alternative Acting Methodologies.

My research into mainstream vs. alternative cinema has proven to be  very rewarding especially in regard to the way in which  film production and film product are inextricably linked and that how a film is made impacts greatly on the qualities of the final film  produced. This observation seems especially applicable with regard to how actors are employed in the film […]

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Some Scenes From Godard’s “Alphaville” (1965)

Some images from one of my favourite Godard films, “Alphaville” (Godard  1965) which, despite being about a futuristic world where citizens are murdered for thinking illogically, was actually filmed without any special effects or futuristic sets, in real Parisian locations. I find this transformative aspect of Godard’s imagination extremely intriguing and […]

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Ruben Ostlund

Ruben Ostlund (b – 1974) is a Swedish filmmaker who has written and directed 3 feature films to date – Force Majeure (2014), Involuntary (2008) and Play (2011). His films have gained notoriety for their extremely long shot length and for their controversial content which,  the Guardian’s Henry Barnes (Thursday 9 April 2015 15.16 BST), describes as being “nasty, funny dramas that deal in […]

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