Tuesday, January 14, 2003

books and some great commentary

To add to my pile of stuff on loan, another trip to AFPL got me a set of essays on Brian de Palma by Michael Bliss as part of the Great Directors series, Seymour ben Chatman's acclaimed Antonioni, or the surface of the world and a compilation of TV Soap Opera Themes.

Got through Gene Youngblood's commentary accompanying L'Avventura. Quite an education there. This film definitely goes on my to-watch-again/to-buy-someday list. Ideal material for a film class -- almost in the vein of "just when you thought you had understood film theory, ..."

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