FEAR (Roberto Rossellini, 1954)

Roberto Rossellini’s stunning La paura, which updates Stefan Zweig’s 1920 novella Angst, finds one kind of jealousy masquerading as another. Research scientist Albert Wagner knows that Irene, his wife, has been having an affair with Erich Baumann because Baumann’s previous girlfriend, Johanna Schultze, striking out at the woman who replaced her, has told him this. […]

SEE YOU AT MAO (Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Henri Roger, 1969)

“Work isn’t a part of [the laborer’s] life [in a bourgeois/capitalistic system]; it’s a sacrifice of his life, and is sold to the highest bidder.” “There’s a science of the image. Let’s begin to build it. Here are a few pointers: materialism, dialectics; documentary, fiction; wars of nationalism, people’s war . . .” See You […]