January 19, 2007

MAGAZINE | Rouge, Issue 10

issue 10 (January 2007)
Contributor: Adrian Martin, Rouge Co-Editor

There is a ‘Japanese connection’ running through the new issue of the Melbourne-based, independently produced film/arts magazine ROUGE, which was recently described by the CHICAGO READER as "the best film magazine going that's exclusively online ... far and away the most international of film magazines in English ... attentive to what's going on in movies around the planet."

Young Japanese critic Kiyoaki Okubo writes about the reception of Mikio Naruse in USA in the ‘30s – and about a surprising link to American director John Ford. Japan’s greatest Ford scholar, Shigehiko Hasumi, writes about Portugal’s Pedro Costa. Costa himself speaks of his Masters – Eastern and Western – in a lecture delivered in Tokyo. And the workers at a Japanese multiplex figure in Selina Ou’s striking photograph, recently exhibited at the Sophie Gannon Gallery …

Costa returns in another thread: Miguel Mariás’ moving visual tribute to the recently deceased radical filmmaker Danièle Huillet. Also in the issue: Yvette Bíró on the Sarajevan film Grabavica; archivist Paolo Cherchi Usai on his foray into filmmaking, Passio (premiering in February at the Adelaide Film Festival); Julia Vassilieva on the remarkable recent Russian film 4; Adrian Martin on Terrence Malick; Ivone Marguiles on the ‘chambre Chantal Akerman’; Jonathan Rosenbaum on Indian director Ritwik Ghatak; Mark Rappaport on hidden details and relations in Sunset Boulevard; Nicole Brenez on the rediscovered British experimentalist/documentarian/scene-maker Peter Whitehead; and a jaunty introduction to the singular voice of Libération movie columnist Louis Skorecki … plus, in the RougeRouge close analysis section, Alain Masson from the long-running French magazine Positif on architecture, décor and space in Singin’ in the Rain.

All back issues of Rouge (co-edited by Helen Bandis, Adrian Martin & Grant McDonald) can be perused, free of charge, on-line.


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