The Skin of the Frame

Beginning off-screen and beyond then thrusting inward; a movement that forever ruptures the sanctity of the skin of the frame.

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Cool It Carol! (Pete Walker, 1970)

Revelation, here, becomes a varied discovery of both the places you have dreamed about and the failings you fear revealed.


Robin Wood 1931-2009

Responsibility Critic Explore Value Personal Engagement Experience Vital Contact Questioning Response Project Significance Disagreement Voice Insight Awakening Tensions Balance Honesty


Fred Astaire versus Jason Statham – The Transporter (Cory Yuen, 2002)

Despite the changing frames and the patterns they contain traditions of power, poise and captured grace remain constant and engaging.

Fred Astaire

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Jason Statham – The Transporter (Cory Yuen, 2002) – First Section

Width and angle here provide the ideal opportunity to acknowledge the film’s old-fashioned fascination with outline, cut and choreography.

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Edwige Fenech, Anita Strindberg & Luigi Pistilli – Il tuo vizio è una stanza chiusa e solo io ne ho la chiave/Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (Sergio Martino, 1972)

Vice - Ekberg 2 A seemingly obvious arc from disillusionment to death becomes suitably complicated by a mannered insistence on direction, expression and viewpoint. 

Vice - Ekberg


Around the World in 80 (plus) Blogs

Harry Tuttle at Screenville is collating links to film blogs from all around the world. 

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