• Sex and Horror: Regarding Rollin

    Sex and Horror: Regarding Rollin

    Four years ago today, Jean Rollin died. He was the poète maudit among those obsessive filmmakers who straddled a thin line between porn, exploitation, and personal expression during the 70’s. This Frenchman occupies a special place in film history and in my heart. […]

  • Donkeys in Cinema (1): 3 Fordian Donkeys

    Donkeys in Cinema (1): 3 Fordian Donkeys

    A post to inaugurate a new series on this blog, dedicated to the undervalued filmography of the most noble of animals. […]

  • An Iconic Image

    An Iconic Image

    The poetic finale of “The Searchers” is one of the most famous scenes in film history. The actual shooting was a bit more prosaic. […]

  • A Dream Cast

    A Dream Cast

    The story of an unmade German television film based on a Peter Handke novel that famously features John Ford. […]

  • Towards a New Narrative Film Form

    Towards a New Narrative Film Form

    On the occasion of the Film Museum’s current Gregory J. Markopoulos retrospective, we are proud to present an excerpt from Mark Webber’s recently published, beautiful anthology “Film as Film: The Collected Writings of Gregory J. Markopoulos”: Towards a New Narrative Film Form. […]

  • Surprise Visit

    Surprise Visit

    During Viennale, quite a few filmmakers showed up at the John Ford retrospective, including Abbas Kiarostami. […]

  • John Ford’s Top 10

    John Ford’s Top 10

    One person on this photo made a film that ended up on John Ford’s Top 10 list. Your guess is as good as mine… […]

  • Ford & Co. in Mexico

    Ford & Co. in Mexico

    “The Fugitive,” John Ford’s most religious melodrama, was shot in Mexico. Ford’s own behaviour on his frequent boat trips to the country was somehwat less saintly, if not without its blessed moments. […]

  • About This Blog

    About This Blog

    I have decided to follow film. A mission statement. […]