Movies William Eaton has discussed, with links to the pieces
Appearing either in Zeteo or on Montaigbakhtinian.com
Carol, directed by Todd Haynes, 2015, discussed in endnote 1 of The Greatest Movies of All Time.
Citizenfour, documentary by Laura Poitras, 2014: Snowden/Jesus.
Deux jours, une nuit (Two Days, One Night), directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne, 2014: notes about their Deux jours, une nuit (Two Days, One Night).
King: A Filmed Record . . . Montgomery to Memphis, a documentary by Ely Landau, 1970: “I may not be able to read or write—but I have the capacity to die!”
Hannah Arendt, directed by Margarethe von Trotta, 2012: Notes after seeing Margarethe von Trotta’s Hannah Arendt (and doing a little reading).
It Happened One Night, by Frank Capra, 1934: Going Nowhere? (A fresh look at the movies).
La grande bellezza, directed by Paolo Sorrentino, 2013: Comparing The Lady Vanishes not all that favorably to La grande bellezza. Also discussed in On the Unexpected.
La Sapienza, directed by Eugène Green, 2014: Divine Wisdom (and of course emotions).
Men in Black 3, directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, 2012: Certum est, quia impossibile.
Molière, directed by Laurent Tirard, 2007: Moliere (one of the films).
Mr. Turner, directed by Mike Leigh, 2014: “What are the unreal things, but the passions that once burned one like fire?” Discusses in particular Oscar Wilde’s dialogue The Critic as Artist.
Sympathy for the Devil (or 1 + 1), directed by Jean-Luc Godard, 1968: Distancing / Awareness. Also includes discusson of British film theorist Laura Mulvey’s seminal article: Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema (Screen 3, Autumn 1975). Note: Film still reproduced above is from another film briefly touched on in “Distancing / Awareness”: An Angel at My Table, directed by Jane Campion, 1990.
The King’s Speech, 2010, directed by Tom Hooper, from David Seidler’s script: The King’s Therapy. Film still reproduced at right is from this movie.
The Lady Vanishes, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1938: Comparing The Lady Vanishes not all that favorably to La grande bellezza.
The Third Man, 1949, directed by Carol Reed, from Graham Greene’s script: The Third Man.
Youth, directed by Paolo Sorrentino, 2015, discussed in endnote 1 of The Greatest Movies of All Time.