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Freudian Noir

Freudian Noir | by Geoffrey O’Brien | The New York Review of Books

What holds it all together is a sense of form, fittingly enough since form is his overriding preoccupation—narrative form above all. Irresistibly drawn to the comparison of examples taken from as wide a field as possible, Bordwell collects specimens of filmmaking and lays them side by side with the alert eye of a natural historian. His sensitivity to the ways in which filmmaking has changed over time is informed by a feeling for the human element at both ends of the process: as he puts it baldly in Poetics of Cinema, “films are made by human beings to provide other people with experiences.”— Read on

2018-05-21T07:46:07+00:00May 16th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Media, Uncategorized|Tags: , |Comments Off on Freudian Noir