Especially for those among you not permanently hovering in the Twittersphere, Film Studies For Free today brings a lasting record of (yesterday’s) film-social-networking news du jour: an online video recording in three parts of an academic seminar hosted, on September 24, by Monash University‘s Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation and Monash’s Research Unit in Film and Cultural Theory, about Quentin Tarantino‘s ‘subversive and divisive new film,’ Inglourious Basterds.
This excellent event was chaired by Age critic Philippa Hawker with the following speakers (in order): Mark Baker, director of the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation; Adrian Martin, film critic and co-director of the Research Unit in Film and Cultural Theory; Jan Epstein, film critic and broadcaster; and Nathan Wolski, lecturer in Jewish Studies.
If you are interested in reading more about the debates that these speakers address, FSFF highly recommends you click on the following six links, too.
- David Bordwell, ‘A welcome basterdization’, part of ‘(50) Days of summer (movies), Part 2‘, Observations on Film Art, September 12, 2009
- Jonathan Rosenbaum, ‘Recommended Reading: Daniel Mendelsohn on the New Tarantino’, JonthanRosenbaum.com, August 17, 2009
Video: Part 1
Video: Part 2
Video: Part 3