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By James Donald, Anne Friedberg, Laura Marcus

Among 1927 and 1933, the magazine "Close Up" championed a ecu avant-garde in film-making. This quantity republishes articles from the magazine, with an creation and a statement at the lives of, and complicated relationships among, its writers and editors.

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1, July 1929). INTRODUCTION 25 Midway in Close Up's tenure, Macpherson seemed to have lost faith in the power of writing about film to change the course of the medium's development. While Macpherson's editorial writing was uninterrupted and perhaps buoyed by his work on the POOL film projects, his editorial energies began to wane after 1930. 84 In the November 1930 issue, Macpherson made a strident attempt to defend Borderline and answer the complaints about the film's 'obscurity' and 'chaotic' structure.

Oh, it's a mess. And yet one so sincerely wished them well, but there just doesn't seem anything to say. Making their films compulsory would be alright if they had something to show for them, but unless they scour and ransack and snap right up in every branch, it will mean only a needless loss for theatres that after all, are usually sufficiently discerning to choose what they feel will bring in money. Anyhow, va bene. # ** Laurels go to Germany. I like the German system quite frequently. I like the women it finds, usually to pass on to an inglorious fame at Hollywood, Greta Garbo, snow and ice and lovely clarity in Joyless Street, Camilla Horn, of Faust, white and terribly young, one felt in spite of everything, quite beyond the medaeval savagery piled with Germanic care of detail upon her, somehow by her loveliness, immune from it.

Long overlooked, the film is now more widely available for exhibition and has inspired significant critical interest, not least in the question of its racial representations and dynamics. ) - remain the film's centres of consciousness. D. plays the 'civilized' white woman whose psychological excess could be understood as a 'dark continent' which slides into association with the 'primitive', the racial other. 's Borderline pamphlet, 'mulatto' woman, where a white woman/black man parallelism would exclude her.

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