i thought listers who don
?t get LINGUA FRANCA might want to
know that cinema studies has hit the big time . . . the new, march 2000
issue of this *review of academic life* [a quite wonderful mag,, actually]
features a cover story on the ongoing 'dispute' [is that the right
word?] between david bordwell and the lacanian-althusserian
theorists . . . the banner headline announces DAVID BORDWELL
FIGHTS THE FILM THEORY BLOB . . .
it just arrived in the mail and i haven?t had a chance to do more
than glance at it, but similar stories in LINGUA FRANCA in the
past have generally been both well informed and relatively fair . . .
probably well worth looking at . . .
in any case it?s kinda heart warming to know that our area of
inquiry has at long last achieved the notoriety than any self-respecting
discipline ought not be without
PS . . . by the way, the story refers to "the columbia film seminars,
a monthly gathering of cinema scholars" . . . does anybody know
anything about these??