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Monthly archive January, 2012

A discussion of how Sidney Lumet achieves “a taut, absorbing and compelling drama that reaches far beyond the confines of its jury room setting.”

by Widya Chen Huijing 12 Angry Men (1957), was Sidney Lumet’s first feature film and the beginning of a luminous filmmaking career. A respected director with highly lauded films such as Serpico and Murder on the Orient Express under his belt, he has without a doubt, played a critical role in shaping the history of...

Making Sense of Godfrey Reggio’s Koyaanisqatsi (1982) through a comparative reading of Bordwell and Thompson’s Non-narrative as Form

by Jessleen Loy According to Bordwell and Thompson (2008) , “Associational formal systems suggest ideas and expressive qualities by grouping images that may not have any immediate logical connection. But the very fact that the images and sounds are juxtaposed prods us to look for some connection-an association that binds them together.” (2008: 363) The format...

The Mask, the Veil and the Mirror: Issues of Sexuality, Health and Identity in Films Expressed Through Form

by Mads K. Baekkevold Though film is often seen to primarily provide us with a certain form of escapist fantasy – to leave the tedious drudgery of the real word for ninety minutes and be transported someplace magical – it is undeniable that many if not most films also aim to enlighten us on certain...