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10 March 2010
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The Auteur Theory

It seems as though there is a debate over what the true meaning of Auteur is. Sarris seems to have an understanding of an auteur is one that has “technical competence of a director as a criterion of value” and “the distinguishable personality of the director as a criterion …

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3 March 2010
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Lost Highway

I just wanted to comment on today’s screening of Lost Highway. The entire scene gives off a sense of detachment. Both Pullman and Arquette’s characters are detached emotionally. There is nothing there. Even during a moment where a normal person should be scared – it did …

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3 March 2010
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Jean Epstein’s “Magnification”

I enjoyed reading “Magnification”. Epstein elaborated on the different movements of the face having such an aesthetic impression on him. I believe it does. Without the close up, I feel that cinema would not have as powerful an effect of bringing the audience as close …

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