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23 JANUARY 2013

Citizen Kane: famous film transition from a photograph to real life

"Another transition takes us to the same three men, this time reflected in the window of the Chronicle, Kane's major rival (Circulation 495,000). 'I know you're tired, Gentlemen... Kane begins, suggesting the men have come straight from the offices of the Inquirer after spending all night getting the paper out. The scene not only illustrates Kane's tireless ambition, but provides a seamless transition from the humble beginnings of the Inquirer to the day, six years later, when Kane has managed to poach the entire reporting staff captured in a photograph prominently positioned in the window of the Chronicle on that first night. The camera slowly dollies in on the reporters as Bernstein tells Kane it took the Chronicle twenty years to gather such a highly respected staff. 'Twenty years?' says Kane, 'Wells' – and suddenly, as the sentence Kane speaks spans six years, the reporters are no longer still images in a photograph but moving, breathing people – 'six years ago I looked at a picture of the world's greatest newspapermen. I felt like a kid in front of a candy store.' Kane himself then enters from the left, looking prosperous and confident..."

(Movie Movie)

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1941 • captured in a photograph • Charles Foster Kane • Citizen Kanecoming to life • Everett Sloane • film transition • group photograph • humble beginnings • Joseph Cotten • living photonewspaper • newspaper circulation • newspaper tycoon • newspapermen • Orson Wellesphotograph • poach • reflected in the window • reporters • reporting staff • respected staff • scene transition • screen-mediated virtual space • seamless transition • sequence transitionshop windowtableau • The Chronicle • The Inquirer • transition

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Simon Perkins
11 OCTOBER 2011

Melancholia

"Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide into the Earth."
(Internet Movie Database)

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2011apocalypseapocalypticarresting moments • Charlotte Gainsbourg • cinematographycollisionEarthfilminterstellar • Kiefer Sutherland • Kirsten DunstLars von TrierMagnolia Pictures • Melancholia (2011) • planetplanetssequence designslow motiontableauvisual spectaclewedding

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James Pratt
06 SEPTEMBER 2011

Riduan Tomkins' formal use of figuration

"Figuration itself is not inconsistent with the Modernist tradition since, even the most abstract of Modernist work makes references to things outside itself, yet, of all the features in Tomkins' work, the distinctive way in which he uses figuration seems to set it apart from the rest. Giacometti–like (although informed by Picasso and Matisse) troupes of figures edge around the paintings always playing some formal role but never solely in virtue of their form, scale, colour or location. Typically they point, both literally and figuratively, to formal elements in the Works, including, curiously enough, each other – but they also fly on trapezes, hold safety nets, dance and strike poses. None of the figures, however, are merely incidental to formal issues and although interdependent with them they have, as well, a life of their own. This invites interpretation, at least to the extent that we find ourselves reflecting on how and why the figures appear to us as they do – like mute vandevillians whose master, Tomkins, having rendered them onto some flattened proscenium, orchestrates their participation in a frozen theatrical tragicomic tableau. However, we cannot know the purpose of such entertainments beyond their capacity to intrigue and amuse us."

(Ted Bracey, 1987)

2) Ted Bracey (1987). Robert McDougall Art Gallery [now Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu].

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abstraction • Alberto Giacometti • Aotearoa New Zealandauthentic residueChristchurchcolour fielddancedesign formalismfigurationfiguresfigures in spaceflat spaceflat surface • flattened proscenium • formformal elements • formal issues • frozenHenri Matisselegitimacyminimalist artmodernismmodernist traditionPablo Picassopainting • pentimenti • pentimento • proscenium arch • reflexive aesthetic practices • Riduan Tomkins • scale • School of Fine Arts • strike a pose • tableautableau vivant • Ted Bracey • theatricaltragicomictrapezeUniversity of Canterbury • vaudeville • visual language

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Simon Perkins
29 JULY 2011

Last Year in Marienbad: where the past, present and future become meaningless

"An enigmatic film in which Renais confuses the past, present and the future so time becomes meaningless. A man meets a woman in a hotel and thinks he may have had an affair with her in Marienbad the previous year."

Fig.1&2 1961, France, Italy, 94 mins, Drama, Dir: Alain Resnais, with: Delphine Seyrig, Giorgio Albertazzi

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1961aesthetic spectacle • affair • Alain Resnaischoreographycinematographycomposition • Delphine Seyrig • design formalismfigures in spacefilm • Giorgio Albertazzi • Last Year in Marienbad • Palace of Versaillesperspectivespacetableautimevisual designvisual spectacle

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Simon Perkins
19 JUNE 2011

Playful short film about synesthesia

"Suspend your disbelief in this alternate universe of food inspired sound creations and the best newspaper turkey ever to be roasted."

(Terri Timely)

Fig.1 Terri Timely (2009). "Synesthesia", Future Shorts Distribution

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2009analogue correspondencecommonplace objectsDOFfoodFuture Shorts • hearing tastes • listening • listening to tastes • moving imageshallow depth of fieldshort filmsynaesthesiatableau • Terri Timely • vegetables

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Simon Perkins
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