AUDIOVISUALCY: Videographic Film and Moving Image Studies

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  1. Jacques Tati- Where to Find Visual Comedy

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    from The Royal Ocean Film Society Added 1,351 45 2

    If you watch a lot of film essays, then you've probably heard the complaint that visual comedy is something of a lost art nowadays, with most mainstream comedies opting instead for jokes done…

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    • Despair has no wings

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      from Patricia Pisters Added 1,614 24 2

      A tribute-essay for the 50th anniversary of Jean-Luc Godard's film Alphaville from 1965.

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      • THE 25 BEST FILMS OF 2016: A VIDEO COUNTDOWN

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        from David Ehrlich Added 170K 1,141 57

        A video countdown of the 25 best films of 2016. edited by David Ehrlich (@davidehrlich) - for best experience, set to 1080p and don headphones. - here's a link to the YouTube version…

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        • The Place of Voiceover in Academic Audiovisual Film and Television Criticism

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          from Ian Garwood Added 309 24 2

          This essay video appears, with written accompaniment, in the audiovisual essay section of the NECSUS: European Journal of Media Studies (Autumn 2016), guest edited by Catherine Grant: http://www.necsus-ejms.org/the-place-of-voiceover-in-audiovisual-film-and-television-criticism/

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          • (Un)Mask

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            from Chiara Grizzaffi Added 90 0 0

            A comparison between the ending of Io la conoscevo bene (Pietrangeli, 1965) and Bonjour Tristesse (Preminger, 1958), based on the different, metaphorical gesture of wearing/removing a mask. The video…

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            • Insight: Whiplash

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              from Kees van Dijkhuizen Jr. Added 4,299 156 3

              Damien Chazelle, writer and director of 'Whiplash' and 'La La Land', narrates his process of turning an award-winning short into an award-winning feature and how most films would…

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              • Destiny : A Journey Through Space Exploration and Sci-Fi Movies

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                from Richard Vezina Added 2,760 130 20

                1- What is Destiny? Destiny is a mash-up/homage to space conquest and science-fiction films set in space. The combination of historical space conquest events with sci-fi cinema may seem unusual due…

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                • Martin Scorsese // God's Point of View

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                  from Jorge Luengo Ruiz Added 64.7K 425 8

                  Is God watching in all Marty's films? Films used: - Who's That Knocking at My Door? (1967) - Boxcar Bertha (1972) - Mean Streets (1973) - Taxi Driver (1976) - New York, New York…

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                  • Silence is golden - the quietness of Soderbergh

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                    from Yoann CASALS Added 1,161 48 2

                    Focusing on these quiet moments from Steven Soderbergh's "Ocean's eleven"

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                    • ONE-EYED JACKS - An Excerpt from Video Essay "I Ain't Hung Yet"

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                      from Criterion Collection Added 685 14 1

                      David Cairns explores Marlon Brando's sole directorial effort in this visual essay that accompanies our edition of the film.

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                      • A Silent Story #1 - Pulp Fiction

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                        Do you imagine Pulp Fiction without dialogues? We all know that Quentin Tarantino is one of the best filmmakers out there, and the use of violence and long dialogues are some of the good aspects…

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                        • A GIRL LIKE I: An Unruly Duet

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                          from Catherine Grant Added 243 7 0

                          Film extracts from GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (Howard Hawks, 1953) Video by Catherine Grant, 2016 With thanks to Kathleen Rowe for her wonderful book THE UNRULY WOMAN: GENDER AND THE GENRES OF LAUGHTER…

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                          An online forum for video essays about films and moving image texts, film and moving image studies, and film theory.

                          Videos published here
                          1) have an analytical, critical, reflexive or scholarly purpose;
                          2) fully attribute all sources used;
                          3) are made according to Fair Use principles;
                          4) are non-commercial in nature.

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