Saturday, July 19, 2003
Lights, Camera, Action. Marxism, Semiotics, Narratology.
Feature story on film theory. Well worth reading. “Is there a hidden method to these film theorists’ apparent madness? Or is film theory, as movie critic Roger Ebert said as I interviewed him weeks later, ‘a cruel hoax for students, essentially the academic equivalent of a New Age cult, in which a new language has been invented that only the adept can communicate in’?” (David Weddle, The Los Angeles Times, 13 July 2003; free registration required). Expect a response from Metaphilm one of these days soon.