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The Cinephiliacs


Mar 17, 2014

As one of the film criticism's public figures, Dana Stevens has carved out a niche for herself with a thoughtful and intelligent approach to contemporary film reviewing. So she joins Peter in the studio for a brief chat about her days as a Comparative Lit. PhD, the 6 hour writing process, and the joy of the occasional Slate-style pitch. Then the two dive into Max Ophuls's opulent drama Letter From An Unknown Woman, which Dana finds majesty in the film's tragic metaphor for love while Peter explores the film's unique texture between the artificial and the authentic. Plus, Peter remembers Alain Resnais by revisiting two of his classics.

0:00-1:20 Opening
2:01-8:20 Establishing Shots - RIP Alain Resnais / Donations
9:05-36:38 Deep Focus - Dana Stevens
38:34-1:01:32 Double Exposure - Letter from an Unknown Woman (Max Ophuls)
1:01:34-1:03:16 Close / Outtake