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Of Time and the City

Film still from Of Time and the City, 2009 Terence Davies’ feature documentary Of Time and the City is a deeply personal cinematic homage to Liverpool, his city of birth. In a series of astute observations, the majority of the film consists of archival footage over which Davies passionately meditates on the grandeur and decline…

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Double Visions by Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Installation view of Dilbar by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2013 The exhibition Double Visions by the Thai film director and contemporary artist Apichatpong Weerasethakul was recently on display at the Anthony Reynolds Gallery in London. Born in 1970 in Bangkok, Weerasethakul has established himself as one of the foremost art house directors of his generation. Widely celebrated…

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Exploring the Visual Style of ‘True Detective’

Tracking shot in ‘True Detective’, Episode 4, 2014 In this post I want to address the highly mesmerizing as well as conceptually loaded cinematography in the popular TV show ‘True Detective’ directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga. This post was provoked by an epic six-minute tracking shot – appearing at the end of episode four –…