The Cinema of German Wartime Suffering

posted November 21, 2010

Posted to our site today: Framing German Wartime Suffering, a package about a controversial subject. There’s a feature article about recent studies of the experiences of German civilians during and after World War II, and an interview with Marc Silberman, the editor of a new collection of essays about films that relate to that subject.

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An Interview with Marc Silberman

posted November 21, 2010

Marc Silberman, co-editor with Paul Cooke of Screening War: Perspectives on German Suffering (Camden House), talks about films on German wartime suffering and forgetting, and the archiving and availability of films on that subject. Thinking about German suffering was common just after the war, was it? Yes. Paul Cooke and I make clear in our

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Sara Driver’s Film of a Paul Bowles Story Rediscovered

posted November 12, 2010

The New York Times reports today (November 12, 2010) the rediscovery in Tangiers of You Are Not I, Sara Driver’s 1980 film version of the Paul Bowles short story of the same title. The print, reports the Times’s Randy Kennedy, is of a film Driver based on a 1948 Bowles story about a young woman

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Welcome to Moving Image Archive News

posted November 5, 2010

Film preservation, moving image archiving — whatever the most all-encompassing term du jour is — sometimes makes its way into wider public awareness. Martin Scorsese talked up The Film Foundation, which he created, at the most recent Oscar ceremony. (Not Oscar categories, yet: Best Rediscovery of a Forgotten Film and Best Critical Research on a

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Some Tips on Using this Site

posted August 3, 2010

We’ve set up Moving Image Archive News so that it can update you every day or two on what is most recent the site. You can subscribe (lower left) via a “reader” (free of charge); then, you will receive updates via email as new items appear. All new items do go on the Blog, with

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The Surprising History of the Hindi Action Film

posted July 20, 2010

Ever wonder where the stylizations of Bollywood films come from? Turns out that song, dance, and all the fanfare were features of the very first Indian sound film, Alam Ara, from 1931. Just as compelling is to learn that its star, Master Vithal, was a descendant of a long line of Hindi action-film stars, dating

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Searching East Asian Film Archives

posted July 19, 2010

Cinema at the City’s Edge: Film and Urban Networks in East Asia, edited by Yomi Braester and James Tweedie, appeared in April 2010 from the University of Washington Press, in cooperation with Hong Kong University Press’s TransAsia: Screen Cultures series. In the book, scholars of cinema, architecture, and urban studies from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia,

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Her Life as a Night Elf Priest

posted July 17, 2010

When experts on film write books about genres of movies, they first – ideally – will watch as many examples of the genre as possible. In the books pages of Moving Image Archive News, we have a catalog of new and forthcoming books about moving images – film, tv, and much else – accompanied in

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