La Furia Umana
  • I’m not like evereybody else
    The Kinks
  • E che, sono forse al mondo per realizzare delle idee?
    Max Stirner
  • (No ideas but in things)
    W.C. Williams

Will Straw

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Thresholds and transitions: credit sequences and the night

Let me begin with a hypothesis: that the cinema, more effectively than photography or painting, allows us to experience the two-way passage between day and night. This is an obvious result of cinema’s status as a medium operating in time. The cinematic night, at any given moment of its representation, will always be at one point in transitions enacting the arrival of the night or its dissolution. This temporality of the cinematic night is one of the challenges facing those who attempt to define a cinematic nocturne.

WILL STRAW / The dyssynchronies of Richard Quine

WILL STRAW / The dyssynchronies of Richard Quine In her fine study of the career of actress Natalie Wood, Rebecca Sullivan writes that, «while some stars encapsulate a distinct moment in Hollywood history,  Wood appears in the gaps, margins and fissures of that same history[i].» We might begin by asking whether the peculiar career of […]