Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Samuel Beckett Centenary Festival

The Samuel Beckett Centenary celebrations begin in April, not May as I posted previously.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Georgi Sviridov

The rousing score ("Time, Forward") in Guy Madden's "Heart of the World" (video below) is by Russian composer Georgi Sviridov from a 1965 Soviet film of the same name.

Enjoy It While You Can!

Is YouTube the Napster of Video?

The company faces a conundrum when it comes to copyrighted material: its rapidly growing user base loves the wide-ranging video content, some of which may be infringing... But when it comes to potentially infringing content, things get even trickier when YouTube starts trying to make real money—which it hopes to do later this year by selling its own ads on the site.

Dziga Vertov's Kino Eye

Compare the montage (and music) from Madden's "Heart of the World" to this clip from Man With A Movie Camera (QuickTime mov).

Guy Madden

“I’m not even gay, for crying out loud, but my movies are steeped in the old Hollywood studio system whose greatest practitioners were queer folk who had to encode their lifestyles in the vocabulary of their movies."

Monday, March 06, 2006

Prairie Visionaries

Audio and video clips about Guy Maddin and the Winnipeg Film Group at Arts and Entertainment - CBC Archives-.

Guy Madden Profile

Nice overview of Canadian filmmaker Guy Madden in Senses of Cinema.