Category Archives: Film (uncategorized)

Valentina Rodríguez in Patricio Guzmán’s film Nostalgia for the Light

Subtitles, by Katie Henfrey, from the end of Patricio Guzmán’s film Nostalgia for the Light: Voice-over narration: “Valentina works for the leading astronomy organisation in Chile. Her grandfather taught her to observe the sky when she was a child. She … Continue reading

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“I talked back.”

Here’s a favorite sequence of mine from the film The Grapes of Wrath.  It never fails to inspire me and make me smile.  In an age when many of us (myself included) tend to just complacently accept whatever we’re told … Continue reading

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How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin

I happened to catch a documentary on public television the other night called How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin.  Released in 2009, and directed by Leslie Woodhead, it has a provocative thesis: All that money and effort that the United … Continue reading

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The Film Talk web site

Do yourself a favor and check out The Film Talk web site, by Jett Loe and Gareth Higgins.  I just discovered it the other day, and from what I’ve seen so far, it’s excellent!  Their podcasts are free (but donations … Continue reading

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How Andrei Rublev, the film, came to be

[In this post I rely heavily on the book by Robert Bird that I mentioned at the end of my last post, as well as on another excellent book by Bird, titled Andrei Tarkovsky : Elements of Cinema.] Given that … Continue reading

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–Do I have to watch this film? –Yes, it’s good for you.

[… continued from the last post …] In The Modern Theologians one of the chapters I looked at first is titled “Theology and Film,” because that’s a topic that really interests me (old habits die hard).  Author Jolyon Mitchell has … Continue reading

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