Movies William Eaton has discussed, with links to the pieces
Appearing either in Zeteo or on Montaigbakhtinian.com
Carol, directed by Todd Haynes, 2015—Carol, Rooney! Smoking? Gun (“Entertainment” is an unsatisfactory word for all that Carol makes possible). One might see also endnote 1 of The Greatest Movies of All Time.
Citizenfour, documentary by Laura Poitras, 2014: Snowden/Jesus.
Deux jours, une nuit (Two Days, One Night), directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne, 2014: notes about their Deux jours, une nuit (Two Days, One Night).
King: A Filmed Record . . . Montgomery to Memphis, a documentary by Ely Landau, 1970: “I may not be able to read or write—but I have the capacity to die!”
Hannah Arendt, directed by Margarethe von Trotta, 2012: Notes after seeing Margarethe von Trotta’s Hannah Arendt (and doing a little reading).
It Happened One Night, by Frank Capra, 1934: Going Nowhere? (A fresh look at the movies).
Jonas qui aura 25 ans en l’an 2000 (For Jonas Who Will Be 25 In The Year 2000), Alain Tanner and John Berger, 1976: Film, Marxism: Tanner, Berger, Jonas.
La grande bellezza, directed by Paolo Sorrentino, 2013: Comparing The Lady Vanishes not all that favorably to La grande bellezza. Also discussed in On the Unexpected.
La Sapienza, directed by Eugène Green, 2014: Divine Wisdom (and of course emotions).
Men in Black 3, directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, 2012: Certum est, quia impossibile.
Molière, directed by Laurent Tirard, 2007: Moliere (one of the films).
Mr. Turner, directed by Mike Leigh, 2014: “What are the unreal things, but the passions that once burned one like fire?” Discusses in particular Oscar Wilde’s dialogue The Critic as Artist.
Sympathy for the Devil (or 1 + 1), directed by Jean-Luc Godard, 1968: Distancing / Awareness. Also includes discusson of British film theorist Laura Mulvey’s seminal article: Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema (Screen 3, Autumn 1975). Note: Film still reproduced above is from another film briefly touched on in “Distancing / Awareness”: An Angel at My Table, directed by Jane Campion, 1990.
The King’s Speech, 2010, directed by Tom Hooper, from David Seidler’s script: The King’s Therapy. Film still reproduced at right is from this movie.
The Lady Vanishes, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1938: Comparing The Lady Vanishes not all that favorably to La grande bellezza.
The Third Man, 1949, directed by Carol Reed, from Graham Greene’s script: The Third Man.
Youth, directed by Paolo Sorrentino, 2015, discussed in endnote 1 of The Greatest Movies of All Time.