September’s Reading: “The Tracking Shot in Kapo” from Postcards from the Cinema by Serge Daney
Wednesday September 22 2010
7pm Salon Free
Facilitated by Alex Muir
Co-Presented with Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society
Serge Daney was one of the most reputed French film critics of the modern era. He wrote extensively for the Cahiers du Cinema, Liberation, and Trafic, but has only recently had any of his writings available in English. “The Tracking Shot…” is at once an autobiographical sketch of Daney’s coming-of-age as a cinephile and an elaboration of his vision of the history of cruelty and the gaze as it pertains to ‘post-war’ or ‘modern’ cinema. The text makes use of Gillo Pontecorvo’s Da Kapo, Alain Resnais’ Night and Fog, Kenji Mizoguchi’s Ugetsu, and Hitchcock’s Psycho.
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