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.


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.

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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. 

Help him out? More here … http://screenville.blogspot.com/


Went the Day Well? (Alberto Cavalcanti, 1942) versus E tu vivrai nel terrore – L’aldilà/The Beyond (lucio Fulci, 1981)

The fight against the violation of place and time occurs within spaces also facing the prospect of impossibility becoming commonplace.

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