On a rainy November Monday, Film Studies For Free is terribly proud to sing out about its 175th blogpost. To celebrate this randomly selected milestone, it presents a handy by-title index, in reverse chronological order, of its first 174 entries.
If you prefer not to be reminded of the appalling puns against humanity committed by some of these titles, or are irritated by their occasional vagueness, you might like to visit the tag cloud of entry keywords and proper names which you can find at the very bottom of FSFF‘s pages (scroll down and down and down again). Alternatively, try using the search box at the top left-hand side of the blog in order to locate specific links to free, online Film-Studies riches buried deep in the always unlocked vaults of this surprisingly loquacious and capacious website.
Regular readers will know, hopefully, that Film Studies For Free issues forth only on the topics that take its fancy. It receives no commercial or other patronage, and it does not respond to ‘prompts’ for its hypertextual-utterances: nor does it want any! It loves and supports free online culture, and it prefers to make its own reading, viewing and blogging choices. Sometimes, though, it does get independently inspired by commercially-available film releases or new offline publications of a very worthwhile kind, as was the case today. And the result is a little bit of unsolicited free advertising…
‘We can see two types of truth here. One is the raw material, which is the footage, the kind of truth that you get in literature in diary form – it’s immediate, no one has tampered with it. Then there’s the other kind of truth that comes in extracting and juxtaposing the raw material into a more meaningful and coherent storytelling form, which finally can be said to be more than just raw data.’ Stella Bruzzi citing Albert Maysles in ‘The Talented Mr Ripley’, EnterText 1.2, Spring 2001
It’s Thanksgiving andAlbert Maysles’s birthday today. It’s very much a poignant timing for the latter occasion as the artist (and partner to Christo) Jeanne-Claude (Denat de Guillebo), who featured in a series of the Maysles’s Brothers‘ films, died on November 18, 2009. But, this year, Film Studies For Free is marking all three observances, and giving thanks for the Maysles’s highly influential filmmaking, with its usual tribute of links, below, to high-quality scholarly and other interesting online resources, in addition to the great video embedded above.
You can read the issue online by clicking here; and you can download it by clicking here (for the .zip file). The magazine’s great e-archive of past issues is here. Below, FSFF has pasted the table of contents of direct links to all those articles from the new issue which available online:
Another rather long links list today, this time on one of Film Studies For Free‘s author‘s main research specialisms: adaptation (and remaking, ‘remediation’, ‘transmediality’) and intertextuality. The list — as always of direct links to openly-accessible scholarly resources — is particularly meaty in celebration of a very cool happening. A proposed contribution by her on these topics to a panel at the Los Angeles Society of Cinema and Media Studies annual conference in 2010 was accepted this week (woohoo!).
A video-essay version of this work — entitled ‘Intertextuality and Anomalousness: Luis Buñuel’s The Young One (1960)’ — part of a great panel called ‘Looking Backwards and Thinking Forwards: Engaging the Cinema of 1960 with Multimedia Scholarship’ will appear on this website in due course…
So, in celebration of the above, do please enjoy the following links to very high quality scholarly resources on adaptation and narrative transmediality, with a nice little video embedded at the very end: