INLAND EMPIRE: A FILM BY DAVID LYNCH

November 15, 2012 Essays on Film

 

‘To me, a detective is the most magical type of character, because mysteries are to me the greatest thing. Puzzles and things like this are thrilling, clues, things like finding money. Everything is a mystery and we’re all detectives. Even scientists are detectives and they’re all looking for clues to solve the big mystery. There are so many detectives going around, and so many mysteries’.

This from David Lynch, a director whose films likewise force the viewer to assume the role of a cinematic sleuth. From his brilliant, enigmatic Eraserhead (1977) to the corrosive and

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THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS: A FILM BY HENRY SELICK

November 15, 2012 Film Reviews

You could be forgiven for thinking that Halloween and Christmas are two diametrically different festivities. Heck, one is a garish, gaudy and perversely delicious celebration of the macabre and the morbid. The other commemorates the star-crossed birth of a virgin child reared in a manger, wrapped in swaddling cloths and blessed by native fauna, local folk and foreign aristocracy. But they have more in common with one another (and with Pagan, Celtic, Roman and Mexican traditions) than one might think.

And in Henry Selick's The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), Crīstesmæsse and All Hallow's

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THE SKIN I LIVE IN: A FILM BY PEDRO ALMODOVAR

November 15, 2012 Film Reviews

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some films have the peculiar effect of staying with you long after the final credits have rolled, enveloping you like an article of clothing.

A Pedro Almodóvar film is a lavish garment, where the scenery, characters, colours, textures and sounds are all threads meticulously arranged and interwoven to create an intricate, nuanced fable that enrobes you - awkwardly but snugly.

In his latest outing The Skin I Live In (2011), the Spanish auteur delivers a profound, haunting and, at times,

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PROJEKTOR IS NOW HERE (NOWHERE)!

November 15, 2012 Updates

What is Projektor?

A play on technology and agency, a merging of possibilities: a machine that projects illuminated, moving images; the projection of  observations and reflections on cinema.

What is Projektor?

A site devoted to the interpretation of  motion pictures from around the world as experienced on the silver screen, Digital Video Disc and Blu-Ray.

What is Projektor?

A platform for contemplating the power and possibilities of cinema, its ability to challenge and entertain, provoke inquiry, commentary and debate on the manifold facets of human existence.

Welcome.

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