Sunday, December 21, 2014

Episode #51 - Tina Hassannia (You've Got Mail)

"Movies are always more than just the sum of their cinephilia should be limited to that kind of experience."

Up beyond the American border, Toronto based critic Tina Hassianna has formed a necessary voice that manages to combine a formal analysis of great works of American and world cinema with one concerned of how they socially operate. That made her a perfect candidate to write the first English language book examining the work of Iranian director Asgahr Farhadi, which has just been released. For her podcast with Peter, Tina talks about her late entry into the world of film, her interest in oddball works like Gus Van Sant's remake of Psycho, and her many thoughts on the cinema of her home country of Iran and what issues are at stake when Western critics analyze these works. Finally, the two turn back to Nora Ephron's You've Got Mail, which Tina and Peter look at as more than just a 90s romantic comedy, but a formally humorous remake that intelligently analyzes how online personas construct truer selves.

0:00-2:20 Opening
3:34-8:49 Establishing Shots - Clint Eastwood's American Sniper
9:135-57:34 Deep Focus - Tina Hassania
58:29-1:00:43 Mubi Sponsorship - You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet!
1:02:09-1:24:04 Double Exposure - You've Got Mail (Nora Ephron)
1:24:08-1:26:07 Close  / Outtakes
Read Tina Hassania's Asgahr Farhadi: Life and Cinema (or read an excerpt). Read Tina on Slant Magazine and Spectrum Culture
Listen to her podcast on Iranian Film, Hello Cinema.
You've Got Mail is currently streaming on iTunes and YouTube.
Subscription Options
Notes and Links from the Conversation
-David Hudson rounds up other reviews of American Sniper
-Peter on Eastwood's Jersey Boys 
-Nicholas Schmidle's "In The Crosshairs" for The New Yorker
-Film Studies at Carlton University
-Ontario Cinemas: The Mayfair and The ByTowne 
-Berlinale Talents Press Program
-Derek Malcolm
-Both Tina and I regret not being able to pronounce MichaƂ Oleszczyk's name but both agree he is a great critic worth reading!
-On the Iranian hit Modest Reception (and Peter's misguided take)
-On Van Sant's Psycho
-On The Coen Brothers 
-A discussion on Iranian Cinema with Victor Morton
-On Abbas Kiarostami
-Godfrey Cheshire wrote about Iranian Cinema for Film Comment in 1993, not 1992.
-Godfrey on Hello Cinema
-Kiarostami's Bread and Alley (1970)
-On Farhadi's The Past
-Hamid Dabashi declares "the end" of Iranian Cinema
-Tina responds
-Hamid Naficy's A Social History of Iranian Cinema, Volume 2
-Tales at Toronto 2014
-Vulva Auteurism
-On Nora Ephron's You've Got Mail
-"On the Internet, No One Knows You're A Dog"
-Walter Ong's Orality and Literacy

No comments:

Post a Comment