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.


Robin Wood 1931-2009

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

Lillian Gish – Broken Blossoms (DW Griffith, 1919)

Faces loom and shine here like new stars spied hanging in the night for the very first time every time.Tedesco_Gish_BrokenBlossoms

Carnival of Souls (Herk Harvey, 1962)

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As Mary staggers from the river her expression prefigures a shift from body horror to the horror of being nobody.


Letter From an Unknown Woman (Max Ophuls, 1948)





As Leopold stands his head leaves the frame. We always knew there was no room in Lisa’s life for him.