All posts tagged: Michelangelo Antonioni

On Looking Back

FQ Editor Rob White charts a course through the Autumn 2008 issue, on the occasion of FQ’s golden anniversary. In the fall of 1958, fifty years ago, the inaugural issue of Film Quarterly was published, and it is fascinating to revisit those first years, when the European New Wave cinemas generated a scintillating critical energy in a pioneer magazine. In this anniversary issue, founding editor Callenbach recalls FQ’s origins and traces the development of its agenda; James S. Williams argues that Antonioni’s cinema opened up whole “new spaces of thought and being”; while D. A. Miller reconsiders Visconti’s epic melodrama and its strange “larval beauty.”

Autumn 2008: Volume 62, Number 1

Anniversary Essays; Grindhouse, Paranoid Park, Redacted, Southern Indian Cinema, Michaelangelo Antonioni, Activist Documentaries, Adam Curtis, and a look back on 50 years of Film Quarterly

READ: On Looking Back, The Rise and Fall of Film Criticism, Ghost Law, Spatter Pattern, and founding editor Ernest Callenbach looks back on 50 years