Trained in philosophy at Harvard under Stanley Cavell before the cinema at AFI, Malick’s slim oeuvre foregrounds this inheritance: each of his four features to date is a period piece of American history; each trains an eye on the natural world (and its relationship with humans and human technologie
Jet Li began training at the Beijing Wushu Academy at age eight, and won five gold medals in the Chinese championships, his first when he was only 11. After retiring from wushu at age 17, he went on to win great acclaim in China as an actor making his debut with the film Shaolin Temple (1982). He mo
A World War I flying ace, a piano-factory worker who earned a degree in medicine, a published anthropologist, a scenarist with Hungarian silents, and most notably, a Hollywood filmmaker for Universal Studios, Paul Fejos appears in film histories as a short footnote. He's remembered, and occasional
Applying the strategies of Deconstruction to Post-Colonialism, Gayatri Spivak seeks to undermine the power of centralized
discourses in the interest of clearing a space for marginalized voices.
Known for her ample erudition and opaque theoretical texts, Spivak combines abstract philosophical specu