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UNSEEN CINEMA DVD

story © Michael Betancourt | published August 21, 2005 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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AVAILABLE OCTOBER 18, 2005
A DVD Retrospective from the World's Leading Film Collections
7 DVDs - 19 HOURS - 155 FILMS


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DNA points to suspects in death of Art Basel Festival Miami Beach

story © Anonymous | published August 5, 2005 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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Police say the group, who are being pursued at this time, stabbed the festival in the back and tortured its owner to death on December 5th, 2003.

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Why Hollywood's Profits are Falling

story © Michael Betancourt | published July 16, 2005 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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Marginal Revolution has a great explanation of what's hurting Hollywood's bottom line--and it isn't piracy. It's the success of DVDs, better TVs and how much it's now costing to make the increasingly throw-away formula movies Hollywood serves up.




 
White Cube vs Black Box Exhibitions

story © Michael Betancourt | published December 28, 2004 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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In 2002, Shortfilm.de ran a pair of articles [1][2] comparing the Black Box and While Cube models for exhibiting film & video. Interesting analysis, esp. in light of the current ways that white cube video is developing into a subgenre of Academic-syle painting.






 
Experimental Film MA Program?

story © Michael Betancourt | published December 21, 2004 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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While an MA program [.pdf] focusing on experimental film may sound like a good idea, I don't think that it necessarily is: the description claims "students will produce two or three major pieces of experimental film work." This is absurd for an academic program to demand, since such films rarely (if ever) are a product of an academic approach. After all, academic approaches are necessarily conservative, based on maintaining and transfering established forms and traditions--something antithetical to the whole concept of experimentation. But this is what I would expect of any school that lumps together art and fashion.