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Claude Chabrol

April 18, 2009 – 7:03 pm
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Claude Chabrol, who is still alive and still working, has seventy-one directorial film credits listed at IMDB.com. By means of comparison, Michelangelo Antonioni has thirty-six, Robert Bresson seventeen, and Peter Brook a mere baker’s dozen.

Camp Diaries (Noland, 2009)

April 18, 2009 – 6:52 pm
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I asked Noland about the title of his film and specifically why he chose the word “diaries” since the photographs in the film were overlaid not with words from the occupants of the internment camps but words from news and film reels which mediated the images (and the experience) for the public.

Documentary Film and the Power of Empathy

April 18, 2009 – 6:35 pm
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A look at some of the best films of the 2008 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.

The Bitter Tea of Mister Capra

April 18, 2009 – 4:59 pm
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People in Capra films–and I’m including the Why We Fight series in this assertion–have high ideals, and if we know anything in a Capra film, it is that if you talk the talk you better be ready to walk the plank, because as Job is my witness, the world will put you to the test.

Owning the Weather (Greene, 2009)

April 18, 2009 – 4:53 pm
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If one proverbial mark of a good narrative film is three good scenes and no bad ones, one way to gauge a documentary is whether or not it is capable at some point or another of making you sympathetic to multiple perspectives.

Forgetting Dad (Minnich, 2008)

April 18, 2009 – 4:39 pm
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Forgetting Dad is a beautiful, melancholy, and deeply compassionate film…