Author Archives: jacobetta

Thoughts on film :: Avant L’hiver (Before Winter’s Chill)

Avant L’hiver (directed by Philippe Claudel)¬†could be said to follow that classically French film tradition of domestic dramas set amongst the intelligentsia…a sort of bourgeois angst. The domestic environment is usually fabulous – a Parisian apartment; a country retreat; a … Continue reading

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Bad girls

I was reading a book review about Amanda Knox when I got the idea for this post. For those who have been on another planet for the last few years, Knox is a young American women who was tried for … Continue reading

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Scream, baby, scream

The other evening I watched the 1953 version of War of the Worlds, directed by Byron Haskin and starring a long list of B movie stalwarts. The original story is, of course, by H.G. Wells and deals with the fear … Continue reading

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Living in the gaze

If you are a woman then you will know all about the gaze. Your girlhood was an initiation into it and you learned of its power. You became a young woman and your sense of self- worth was determined by … Continue reading

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