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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...

For an Ethics of the Cinema

Cinema and Agamben : Ethics, Biopolitics and the Moving Image

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Translated by John V. Garner and Colin Williamson Type In his “Notes sur les Tableaux parisiens de Baudelaire,” drafted in French during the last years of his exile in Paris, Walter Benjamin evokes a “nightmare” familiar to anyone who...

Film-of-Life

Cinema and Agamben : Ethics, Biopolitics and the Moving Image

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...From Plato’s anxieties concerning the simulacra’s disruption of the distinction between original and copy, to Lacan’s implicit critique of the imaginary as the site of doubling and deadly violence, Western metaphysics attests...

Gesture, Time, Movement

Janet Harbord

Janet Harbord is Professor of Film Studies at Queen Mary, University of London, UK. She is the author of several books on film and philosophies of the moving image, including Chris Marker: La Jetée (2009), The Evolution of Film (2006) and Film Cultures (2002). She is the recipient of grants from the AHRC, EPSRC and the Leverhulme Trust. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinema and Agamben : Ethics, Biopolitics and the Moving Image

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Across the corpus of Giorgio Agamben’s work lie scattered a number of speculative propositions on what may be said to define or characterize the species of the human. One of the most forceful of these speculations occurs in the introduction...

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...

Biopolitics of Gesture

Cinema and Agamben : Ethics, Biopolitics and the Moving Image

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...The genealogy that Giorgio Agamben provides for cinema in his short but powerful text “Notes on Gesture” strikes in its singularity. Rather than thinking of cinema as an art of optical spectacles, he approaches the medium in terms...

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....

Silence, Gesture, Revelation

Cinema and Agamben : Ethics, Biopolitics and the Moving Image

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Why do you carry on doing this? The beauty of the gesture.L’éthique c’est l’esthétique de dedans.The short, schematic article by Giorgio Agamben on Jean-Luc Godard’s Histoire(s) du cinéma (1988–98) published in Le Monde in October 1995...