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Football stories

Demetrios Matheou

Demetrios Matheou is a London-based journalist and writer. He worked as a newspaper reporter, then an architectural journalist, before starting to watch movies for a living. He is the film critic for the Sunday Herald in Scotland, and also writes for the Independent on Sunday, Guardian, Observer and Sight & Sound. Demetrios contributed the eponymous entry of Faber's Ten Bad Dates with De Niro. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Faber Book of New South American Cinema

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...Andrés Wood's Chilean portmanteau, Football Stories (1997)At the start of the Brazilian film O ano em que meus pais saíram de férias (The Year My Parents Went on Vacation, 2006), a young boy is playing a makeshift form of Subbuteo in his...

Peruvian tales

Demetrios Matheou

Demetrios Matheou is a London-based journalist and writer. He worked as a newspaper reporter, then an architectural journalist, before starting to watch movies for a living. He is the film critic for the Sunday Herald in Scotland, and also writes for the Independent on Sunday, Guardian, Observer and Sight & Sound. Demetrios contributed the eponymous entry of Faber's Ten Bad Dates with De Niro. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Faber Book of New South American Cinema

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...Peru does not have as powerful a film tradition as some of its neighbours, and its current industry is a small one. However, two directors, Josué Méndez and Claudia Llosa, have recently burst onto the Latin American film scene with films...

Cannes, 2008

Demetrios Matheou

Demetrios Matheou is a London-based journalist and writer. He worked as a newspaper reporter, then an architectural journalist, before starting to watch movies for a living. He is the film critic for the Sunday Herald in Scotland, and also writes for the Independent on Sunday, Guardian, Observer and Sight & Sound. Demetrios contributed the eponymous entry of Faber's Ten Bad Dates with De Niro. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Faber Book of New South American Cinema

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...Ten years after Central Station triumphed at the Berlin Film Festival, the 2008 Cannes festival was heralded as one in which the South Americans were showing in force. It was no longer the case that a lone Brazilian of an international...

Rescreening Perpetrator Images: Witnessing the Past in A Film Unfinished and Photographer

Brad Prager

Brad Prager is Associate Professor of German and a member of the Program in Film Studies at the University of Missouri. He is the author of The Cinema of Werner Herzog: Aesthetic Ecstasy and Truth (2007) and Aesthetic Vision and German Romanticism: Writing Images (2007). He is also the coeditor of a volume on Visual Studies and the Holocaust entitled Visualizing the Holocaust: Documents, Aesthetics, Memory (2008), as well as of a recent volume on contemporary German cinema, and is the editor of Wiley-Blackwell’s Companion to Werner Herzog(2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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After the Fact : The Holocaust in 21st Century Documentary Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...At Adolf Eichmann’s trial in Jerusalem, Resnais’s Night and Fog was entered into evidence. The court screened the film on June 8, 1961, and the Israeli journalist Haim Gouri describes the scene: “The sound is not played (‘so...

Introduction

Brad Prager

Brad Prager is Associate Professor of German and a member of the Program in Film Studies at the University of Missouri. He is the author of The Cinema of Werner Herzog: Aesthetic Ecstasy and Truth (2007) and Aesthetic Vision and German Romanticism: Writing Images (2007). He is also the coeditor of a volume on Visual Studies and the Holocaust entitled Visualizing the Holocaust: Documents, Aesthetics, Memory (2008), as well as of a recent volume on contemporary German cinema, and is the editor of Wiley-Blackwell’s Companion to Werner Herzog(2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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After the Fact : The Holocaust in 21st Century Documentary Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The Holocaust Documentary: In Stages On November 29, 1945 the prosecution at the Nuremberg Trials introduced a documentary film into evidence and played it for the court. The documentary, Nazi Concentration Camps, begins with a static shot...

Whisky and wattage in Uruguay

Demetrios Matheou

Demetrios Matheou is a London-based journalist and writer. He worked as a newspaper reporter, then an architectural journalist, before starting to watch movies for a living. He is the film critic for the Sunday Herald in Scotland, and also writes for the Independent on Sunday, Guardian, Observer and Sight & Sound. Demetrios contributed the eponymous entry of Faber's Ten Bad Dates with De Niro. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Faber Book of New South American Cinema

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...‘There is not much of a film industry in my country,’ admits Uruguayan Manuel Nieto Zas, while counting the working directors in his head. ‘There are ten. And between us we make one and a half films a year.’It’s always been like...

After Pinochet: Andrés Wood’s Machuca

Demetrios Matheou

Demetrios Matheou is a London-based journalist and writer. He worked as a newspaper reporter, then an architectural journalist, before starting to watch movies for a living. He is the film critic for the Sunday Herald in Scotland, and also writes for the Independent on Sunday, Guardian, Observer and Sight & Sound. Demetrios contributed the eponymous entry of Faber's Ten Bad Dates with De Niro. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Faber Book of New South American Cinema

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...In 1973 the Chilean president Salvador Allende, the first avowed Marxist to win a free election, was overthrown in a violent coup by the CIA-backed General Augusto Pinochet. Pinochet oversaw one of the most murderous and repressive...

Letter from Buenos Aires

Demetrios Matheou

Demetrios Matheou is a London-based journalist and writer. He worked as a newspaper reporter, then an architectural journalist, before starting to watch movies for a living. He is the film critic for the Sunday Herald in Scotland, and also writes for the Independent on Sunday, Guardian, Observer and Sight & Sound. Demetrios contributed the eponymous entry of Faber's Ten Bad Dates with De Niro. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Faber Book of New South American Cinema

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...Buenos Aires, April 2007You’ve got to credit the Argentines: they don’t muck about. While almost every film festival in the world, whatever its pretensions, gets sucked into the celebrity circuit, in Buenos Aires there’s only one thing...

War zones: the making of City of God and other favela films

Demetrios Matheou

Demetrios Matheou is a London-based journalist and writer. He worked as a newspaper reporter, then an architectural journalist, before starting to watch movies for a living. He is the film critic for the Sunday Herald in Scotland, and also writes for the Independent on Sunday, Guardian, Observer and Sight & Sound. Demetrios contributed the eponymous entry of Faber's Ten Bad Dates with De Niro. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Faber Book of New South American Cinema

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...Cannes 2002 was one of those years when La Croisette was crackling with buzz about a film that wasn’t in the official competition and wasn’t familiar to one and all, yet was building up a frenzied word of mouth as the festival progressed....

Family Issues: Oedipal Confrontations in 2 or 3 Things I Know about Him and The Flat

Brad Prager

Brad Prager is Associate Professor of German and a member of the Program in Film Studies at the University of Missouri. He is the author of The Cinema of Werner Herzog: Aesthetic Ecstasy and Truth (2007) and Aesthetic Vision and German Romanticism: Writing Images (2007). He is also the coeditor of a volume on Visual Studies and the Holocaust entitled Visualizing the Holocaust: Documents, Aesthetics, Memory (2008), as well as of a recent volume on contemporary German cinema, and is the editor of Wiley-Blackwell’s Companion to Werner Herzog(2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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After the Fact : The Holocaust in 21st Century Documentary Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Although Claude Lanzmann can hardly be said to have invented the investigative documentary interview, and impactful interviews had already appeared earlier, in films by Jean Rouch and Marcel Ophüls, among others, Shoah is remarkable...