Steven Shaviro has been working on a book, Post-Cinematic Affect, which will be out later this year from one of the liveliest and most vital little publishing houses around, Zero Books. About two thirds of the forthcoming volume now appears in the new issue of Film-Philosophy.
From the abstract: "Movies (moving image and sound works) continue to be made, but they have adopted new formal strategies, they are viewed under massively changed conditions and they address their spectators in different ways than was the case in the 20th century. The article traces these changes, focusing on three recent moving-image works: Nick Hooker's music video for Grace Jones's song 'Corporate Cannibal'; Olivier Assayas's movie Boarding Gate, starring Asia Argento; and Richard Kelly's movie Southland Tales, featuring Justin Timberlake, Dwayne Johnson and other pop culture celebrities."
Also in the new issue: Randall Halle on Hegel and Birgit Hein's Baby I Will Make You Sweat and La Moderna Poesia, Frances L Restuccia on Kieslowski's White and Streitfeld's Female Perversions, Bruno Lessard on Hitchcock's The Birds, Gregory Minissale on "Husserl and Sartre's Image Consciousness in Hitchcock and Buñuel," Naomi Merritt on Bataille's theory of taboo and transgression and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Patricia Pisters on "Multiple Screen Aesthetics in Iraq War Films," Julian Haladyn and Miriam Jordan on Baudrillard's concept of simulation and simulacra and Tarkovsky's Solaris and Soderbergh's remake, two festival reports and over two dozen book reviews.
The exhibition Carolee Schneemann: Within and Beyond the Premises is on view at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art through July 25 and the Brooklyn Rail puts together a "Salute" to the artist with commentary from Irving Sandler and Patricia Cronin and a 1965 excerpt from Jonas Mekas's Diaries. Also in the April issue: David N Meyer on Greenberg, Tessa DeCarlo on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl on the Train, Lu Chen on Ajami and Sarahjane Blum on Hunger.
IN OTHER NEWS
"John Forsythe, the suave actor with the silvery hair and mellifluous voice who was familiar to millions for his roles on the popular television series Bachelor Father, Charlie's Angels and Dynasty, died Thursday," reports Claudia Luther in the Los Angeles Times. "He was 92.... Skilled at both comedy and drama, the actor began his long career on Broadway, where he stepped in for Henry Fonda in Mister Roberts and later originated the lead role in the hit comedy Teahouse of the August Moon. He also appeared in many films, including Alfred Hitchcock's The Trouble With Harry and Topaz."
Girish Shambu opens a fresh discussion on "small, striking moments" and keeping a personal film journal.
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