Slides from this week are here.

This week was all about the Swollen Melodrama of the 1950s. Slides from this week can be found here or on Connect.

This week we watched the Egyptian film “Cairo Station” by Youssef Chahine. We also discussed “Touch of Evil” (Orson Welles, 1958) and it’s long opening single shot, “Pickpocket” (Robert Bresson, 1959) and the de-dramatized acting, and “The Seven Samurai”‘s (Akira Kurosawa, 1954) incredible multi-camera action sequence.

CAIRO STATION

 

PICKPOCKET

TOUCH OF EVIL

SEVEN SAMURAI