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The Cinephiliacs


Aug 13, 2012

Kenji Fujishima might not have the wisdom that comes from age of Peter's previous guests, but the two have an excellent time talking about how he became a hardcore cinephile and writing for The House Next Door. Kenji discusses reading Pauline Kael at an early age, choosing to forgo his mother’s wishes to go into accounting, and becoming a consumer of arts beyond cinema. The two also chat about his blog My Life, 24 Frames Per Seconds, balancing emotion and formalism in writing, and the beauty of “cinematic recklessness.” Finally, they explore the dark beauty of Wong Kar-Wai’s Fallen Angels, which Kenji posits as the filmmaker’s most reflexive commentary on his own feelings to transition toward a new style.


0:00-5:00 - Act One: Establishing Shots - Sight & Sound Poll

5:16-52:13 - Act Two: Deep Focus - Kenji Fujishima

53:07-1:18:12 - Act Three: Double Exposure - Fallen Angels (Wong Kar-Wai)

1:18:13-1:19:50 - Close/Outtake