A member of the legendary Cahiers quintet, Jacques Rivette was a critic before a filmmaker. Reading his early criticism, though, it’s clear he thought in images from the start, even in words, emphasizing closed complex circuits of mise-en-scene, the better to form meaning. However, he trains one ey
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
French writer, often called the greatest innovator of form of his generation. He was a highly-regarded French Jewish novelist, filmmaker and essayist. He was a member of the Oulipo group.
Perec was orphaned at an early age: his father was killed in action in World War II, and his mother died in a
Sherman J. Alexie, Jr. was born in October 1966. A Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian, he grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Wellpinit, WA, about 50 miles northwest of Spokane. Born hydrocephalic (water on the brain), Alexie underwent brain operation at the age of six. He survived the surgery,