Saturday, July 14, 2012

Episode #1 - Glenn Kenny (Blow-Up)

“If you are coming from a place where it make it so manifestly plain that you literally do not know what you are talking about, that is bad practice, and it’s spreading lies. It’s worth getting mad about. It’s worth fighting against.”

In episode #1 of The Cinephiliacs, Peter sits down with the former Premiere and current MSN Movies chief film critic Glenn Kenny to talk about his life reviewing movies. Glenn discusses his early childhood reading about films he never thought he would see to his days as a minor rock star and music critic, eventually finding his way to Premiere. The two also explore Glenn’s habit of policing bad criticism, his issues with Joe Swanberg, and his relationship with David Foster Wallace. Finally, they get into Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blow-Up, examining how the film refutes categorization (and how Antonioni turns a photo shoot into cinema’s greatest sex scene).

0:00-4:20 - Act One: Establishing Shots
4:37-1:35:37 - Act Two: Deep Focus – Glenn Kenny
1:36:25-1:52:12 - Act Three: Double Exposure – Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blow-Up
1:52:13-1:53:29 - Close 
Read Glenn Kenny’s work at his blog, Some Came Running.
Follow Glenn on Twitter.

Highlighted Articles by Glenn Kenny
-David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method and “What is Cinematic?”
-The Films of Joe Swanberg
-The Barry Lyndon Aspect Ratio Controversy (Part 1 and Part 2)
-Premiere’s Top 10 Sex Scenes
-Antonioni and “Alienation”

Other Notes from the Conversation
-Michelangelo Antonioni's Blow-Up
-Simon of the Desert by Luis Buñuel
-David Foster Wallace’s Article on David Lynch, edited by Kenny

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