-- Now fully updated, in this definitive career-length interview book, David Lynch speaks openly about the full breadth of his creative work, taking the story up-to-date with the luxurious dread of the Academy Award-nominated Mulholland Drive (with the likes of Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart and Twin Peaks along the way). Lynch is one of 25 film-makers included in 'Directors on Directing' series.
I made two books directories (film -- here, and theatre books * vtheatre.net), because I can't use the root directories anymore and the "books" pages in subject directories (script, acting and etc.) are for class related titles only.
I hope with time the books pages will find its own shape and logic. Right now most of them are simply listing of topic related titles (no comments, no review). At the moment I rely on Amazon machine; at least they keep the links updated (no dead links).
[ There are several directories, which I made out of neccessity -- this is one them. Since I don't do good "notes" -- references, bibliography and so on -- I try dump the "lists" (recommended reading, suggested titles, must read) in my two "books" directories. Second, I get a lot of "exam copies" of textbooks and, when I read, I make notes -- I hope IO can post them ("reviews" or "evaluations"?) on the books pages.
Problem (see "Questions" on the right): I have no system, no grading criteria, no navigation idea for books directories.
Read Intro and see History, Fiction categories (and other old ones). The new are about film only!
In short, see other BOOKS directories (including Mining Film!)
What is Cinema? Volume I (André Bazin; edited/translated by Hugh Gray, 1967) --
Bazin is the co-founder of the French film magazine Cahier du Cinéma, out of which grew the politique des auteurs and the French New Wave of critics-turned-filmmakers: Godard, Truffaut, Chabrol, Rohmer. To quote Pauline Kael: "Bazin must be read for the beauty of his argument.... [These essays] raise enough critical issues about how shots should be composed and edited and the relationship of movies to theater, to the novel, to painting, to documentary footage, to keep young filmmakers exhilarated and arguing into perpetuity.... What is Cinema? joins that small company of books on movies that do not exploit and interest in movies but intensify it."
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors Sergei Paradjanov's masterpiece, a brilliant, epic story of starcrossed lovers set against the ethnographic panorama of the Carpathian Mountains. The film is a visual tour-de-force of symbols, metaphor, lyrical photography and active camera as it interweaves myth and narrative into an elliptical, seamless work of art. Its images "become superimposed on the mind, and will emerge later with a new and more profound meaning, a meaning that escapes logical analysis, that cannot be grasped intellectually, but which calls upon us to respond with feeling" (Robert Walke). With Ivan Nikolaichuk and Larisa Kadochnikova. Ukrainian with English subtitles. USSR, 1964, 99 mins.
The Color of Pomegranates/Paradjanov: A Requiem
This disc includes director Sergei Paradjanov's best-known masterwork, an excellent documentary about the filmmaker, as well as an early short by this major figure in world cinema. The Color of Pomegranates (Paradjanov, USSR, 1969, 88 mins.) is presented here in its complete, director's cut (for years it was only available in a censored version). It is an aesthetically daring work that violated the Soviet Union's codes for "socialist realism" and against "religious sentiment" that was banned in its homeland and was largely responsible for the director's prison sentence years later. A poetic evocation of the life of 18th century Armenian poet Sayat Nova, it is widely considered one of the most important works of Russian cinema. In Russian with English subtitles. Paradjanov: A Requiem (Ron Holloway, Germany/USA, 1994, 57 mins.) features rare interviews with the director and clips from his work in an absorbing portrait of the artist, dissident, romantic and iconoclast. In English and Russian with English subtitles. Finally, Hagop Hovnatanian is Paradjanov's short film about the Armenian painter, filled with magical imagery and a deeply spiritual undertone. USSR/Germany/USA, 1965-1994, 155 mins.