Tarzan Call, Number 5 in the List Universe ‘Top Ten Sound Effects We All Recognize’:
Film Studies For Free is now regularly tweeting (and retweeting) one off links to great online and open-access resources (or, sometimes, just fun ones…). Click here if you’re interested in following those leads as they are posted.
It makes sense, then, to come up with occasional round-up posts of those links for FSFF blog readers. And this also provides a good opportunity to throw into that mix other film and media studies items of note that might otherwise get missed.
So here, in no particular order, are a whole bunch of great links:
- Thanks to Ted Hope‘s contribution to the unmissable Hammer to Nail site, FSFF found out about ‘Top 10 Movie Sound Effects We All Recognize’ (see above) drawn up by List Universe
- Together with Lalita Pandit Hogan, Patrick Colm Hogan has edited the latest, wonderful, issue of Projections on Hindi cinema. His excellent editorial is freely available online, so do check it out: ‘Hindi Cinema as a Challenge to Film Theory and Criticism’, Projections, Volume 3, Number 2, Winter 2009 , pp. v-ix(1)
- Over at the fantastic Graphic Engine site, Bob Rehak blogs about ABC’s new show Flashforward (which FSFF‘s author enjoyed on the UK’s Channel 5 last night). Also, do check out this post in which Jason Mittell ruminates some more on Lost.
- Read Roman Polanski’s Screenplay for Rosemary’s Baby (based on the novel by Ira Levin), Final Draft July 24, 1967
- Following yesterday’s post on Roman Polanski’s Knife in the Water, FSFF discovered that if you are surfing the internet from the US or Canada you can currently watch this film online and in full for free courtesy of The Auteurs. Just click here.
- Thanks to Reference Site of the Day, FSFF heard of Louise Brooks and the “New Woman” in Weimar Cinema, New Histories of Photography 11, January 19 through April 29, 2007 [Photomuse, a Resource for Scholarship in the History of Photography: an alliance between George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film and the International Center of Photography (ICP)
Drawing on the vast archives of the George Eastman House Motion Picture Collection, including Louise Brooks’ personal collection, this exhibition will celebrate the hundredth anniversary of her birth. It is also a rare opportunity to examine vintage stills, which are often overlooked but were seminal to the creation of cinematic icons, particularly in the 1920s and 30s when the burgeoning picture magazines were feeding off the publicity machines of film capitals like Hollywood and Berlin.
- Thanks to The Auteurs Daily, FSFF was alerted to the existence Moving Image Source, “A Revolution on Screen: The Cinema of the People’s Republic of China,” Pt.1 a new video essay by Kevin B Lee. You can find Part 2 here, now. Also see ‘The People’s Director: The old new China of Xie Jin (1923-2008)‘ a related article by Leo Goldsmith posted December 11, 2008
- More great stuff from Jonathan Rosenbaum: he has republished ‘Fear of Feminism (FATAL ATTRACTION)’, at Jonathan Rosenbaum.com, September 25, 2009 (originally published in the Chicago Reader, October 2, 1987)
- An excellent blog post at Chris Cagle‘s Category D: A Film and Media Studies on Kazan’s Sea of Grass (1947): ‘almost a test case in auteurism’.
- Online Keynote Presentations & Podcasts from the 2009 Media Education Summit (Centre for Excellence in Media Practice).
- Check out the wonderful resources at Christian Annyas’s The Movie Titles Stills Collection
- Thanks to The Auteurs Daily, FSFF heard about the great online videos for Critics’ Picks at the New York Times website. In the latest instalment, ‘The King of Comedy’, A. O. Scott Reviews Martin Scorsese’s 1983 film about the cult of celebrity.
- Great free article in good new journal on ‘Segundo de Chomón and the early years of cinema‘. By Joan M. Minguet Batllori.
- Fab annual summary of Observations on Film Art blogposts that DO prove useful to those using Film Art: An Introduction
- A big recommendation for a very good blog post on Fellini: A Director’s Notebook (1969) at The Seventh Art (Thanks to @justanotheruser)
- See the fabulous, classic film recommendations in the Self-Styled Siren‘s post “Ten Melos the Siren Would Watch Instead of MAD MEN“: (Thanks to @theauteursdaily)
- And finally, FSFF‘s author just republished online a 2003 essay of hers (and yes, if you’ve read down this far, she does know it’s not a good sign that she refers to herself in the third person all the time on this site, but what’s an embarrassed, self-promoting, blogger to do?): Still moving images: On the affectivity of photographs in film