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- 09 Jun 03 Issue
After spending much of her childhood in Africa, Paris-born film-maker Claire Denis assisted such giants of the international art cinema world as Duan Makavejev, Costa-Gavras, Wim Wenders and Jim Jarmusch before directing her feature debut, Chocolat (1988), at the age of 40.
Since then, she has fashioned a remarkable body of work. Her powerfully emotional films are filled with literary references and the sorts of marginalised characters usually absent from mainstream cinema. In this special issue of Kinoeye, five Denis scholars examine a quartet of the writer-director's most evocative and controversial films, revealing the auteurist vision underlying the apparent diversity. [Kinoeye]...Feed Source: www.kinoeye.org
The Last Bolshevik - by Chris Marker
06 Jul 03
Le Tombeau d'Alexandre, 1993[Alexander's Tomb/The Last Bolshevik]
The Last Bolshevik opens to an insightful and relevant excerpted passage from author and critical thinker George Steiner's book, In Bluebeard's Castle: Some Notes Towards the Redefinition of Culture: 'It is not the literal past that rules us [save, possibly, in a biological sense]. It is images of the past.' Composed in the structure of montage (an homage to the characteristic editing and filmic language of pioneering Russia...
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One Nation Under a Groove - by Luc Sante
17 Jul 03 Issue
Boogaloo: The Quintessence of American Popular Musicby Arthur KemptonPantheon, 498 pp., $27.50
The boogaloo is, or was, one of the thousand dances the land was full of in the 1960s, enumerated in inventory songs such as James Brown's 'There Was a Time' and the Isley Brothers' 'Nobody But Me': the skate, the swim, the pony, the monkey, the camelwalk, the shing-a-ling. Arthur Kempton notes that it made its debut as the title of a million-selling but faintly remembered 1965 release by the Chi...
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Hacker How-To Good Summer Reading - by Michelle Delio
27 Jun 03
Stealing the Network: How to Own the Boxby Ryan RussellSyngress, 330 pp., $49.95
Stealing The Network: How to Own the Box, a compendium of tales written by well-known hackers, is a perfect summer read. The stories are fictional. The technology and techniques described are very real.
A warning: Those...
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