The Joys of Dated Cinema
a conversation by
Peter Labuza and Abbey Bender
Critic spend a lot of time on canonical films because of their "timeless" qualities. But what about those movies that are forgotten with of time? Can't we derive pleasure from them as well?
Tackling this question are Peter Labuza and Abbey Bender. Peter is an editor and co-founder of To Be (Cont'd). He is also the host of The Cinephiliacs, a podcast about cinephilia, a booklet editor with Masters of Cinema, and a film critic for Variety, The Film Stage, and In Review Online. He holds an M.A. in Film Studies from Columbia University and lives in New York.
ANGEL TRUMPETS AND DEVIL TROMBONES: THE MUSIC OF STANLEY KUBRICK'S FILMS
a conversation by
Matthew Zurcher and Glenn Kenny
In the right circumstances, music can be just as essential to a film as its narrative or its images. For proof, all you have to do is look at the films of Stanley Kubrick. Combining classical music with elegant camerawork, he created some of the most indelible moments in film history so far.
Looking at exactly this topic for us is Matt Zurcher and Glenn Kenny. Matt has degrees in music and film from Carnegie Mellon University. He has also conducted the Pittsburgh Opera and is the founder of the Warren Festival Chorus and Orchestra. His work has appeared in the Pittsburgh City Paper, and online at Press Play, The Film Experience, and his personal blog, The Family Berzurcher.
Glenn Kenny is a writer and film critic who reviews movies for RogerEbert.com and blogs at Some Came Running. His book Anatomy of an Actor: Robert De Niro will be published by Phaidon/Cahiers du Cinema in May. In 2010 he rejoined his 1980s band, Artificial Intelligence, with whom he's completing an album of old material to be titled Revisionist History. The band's bassist studied composition with the renowned modernist Charles Wuorinen, who characterized one of said bassist's string quartets as "Central Europe by way of Central Jersey."