Volume 8, Issue 8 / August 2004

Robert Bresson Crew Member

In April of this year Offscreen dedicated an issue to the French film master Robert Bresson. Two of the essays were authored by burgeoning Bresson scholar Colin Burnett. As a result of the Bresson issue Burnett established correspondence with a former crew-member of Bresson, Jonathan Hourigan, who graciously accepted Burnett’s interview invitation. Offscreen is pleased to co-publish this fascinating interview with the indispensable Robert Bresson resource, the website robert-bresson.com. Frequent contributor Daniel Garrett continues his in-depth, multi-perspective studies on popular culture with two essays which examine how various types of male relationships have been depicted and represented across several contemporary films. A director known for his exploration of torturous relationships, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, is the subject of a recent book by Christian Braad Thomsen, Fassbinder: The Life and Work of a Provocative Genius, which is the source of a review essay by Louis Goyette. The last few years has seen a revival of 1970s horror with remakes of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Dawn of the Dead, Toolbox Murders, and the prequel to The Exorcist. Rounding out the issue is an appreciation of a seminal 1970s horror film, Deathdream. (ed. Donato Totaro)

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