Wednesday, October 10, 2012

New film journal uses architecture as an angle

Le mépris by Jean-Luc Godard
Not to suggest that film criticism has become rote or stale, but you don't often get a genuinely fresh perspective. That's why the new monthly film journal Interiors Journal is so exciting. The folks at Interiors, who apparently have academic backgrounds in both film and architecture, examine specific scenes from movies and discuss how their use of physical space and architectural design influence the story.

The June issue, for example, examines the cryptic final scene from 2001: A Space Odyssey and reflect on how the classical architectural style and multiple perspectives complement the idea of non-linear time. That sounds like a mouthful, but it makes for a compelling read. Each issue also includes diagrams of the scenes in question, adding a new literal perspective to the scenes as well.

Follow Interiors Journal on Facebook for updates on their next issues. A new one will be out on October 15th!

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