Reading Noël Burch Theory of Film Practice - Ch 4

Noël Burch Theory of Film Practice - Ch 4 - The Repertory of Simple Structures


Alain Resnais - Marienbad (1961)

Partial Opening scene excerpt with english subtitles

Full film youtube link:

See also information at criterion collection - also short excerpt

Filmmakers listed

L'Herbier, Gregory Markopoulos, Eisenstein, Romm - Boule de suif, Germaine Duluc, Jean Epstein, Abel Gance, Marcel L'Herbier

L'Herbier - El Dorado

sharp focus v soft focus

Eisenstein, Dovzhenko, Romm, Boris Barnett

Yasujiro Ozu - The Only Son


see also:


Alain Resnais - Hiroshima mon amour (1959)

Georges Melies - Le voyage dans la lune (1902)

- hand coloured

Le papillon fantastique (1909) - Georges Méliès

Abel Gance Napolean

Excerpts with commentary

Three screen excerpt youtube

Resnais - Night and Fog

Part 1/3 excerpt

Part 2/3:

Part 3/3:

Monique Lepeuve - Exemple Etretat

Kurosawa - High and Low

critics pick New York times commentary

Jean Luc Godard's - Deux ou trois choses que je sais d'elle

Coffee Scene

criterion collection link:

Dovzhenko, Jean-Pierre Melville, Bresson

Stan Brakhage - Reflections on Black

Bruce Conner - A Movie

Ken Jacobs  - Blond Cobra

Dziga Vertov - Man with the Movie Camera

Extract with music soundtrack by Michael Nyman

Dziga Vertov - Man with the Movie Camera

Full version with cinematic orchestra soundtrack

Chris Marker - La Jetée

Part 1 - Excerpt - English Narrator

Part 2 - link:

François Truffaut - Jules and Jim

Part 1

Criterion collection link:

11 parts on playlist at:

Emile Cohl

Karl Zeman - The Fabulous World of Jules Verne

Part 1

Andre S Labarthe = Cineastes de notre temps series

Part 1

Jean-Luc Godard -

Une Femme mariee


Goddard - Pierrot le fou

Part 1/10


Agnes Varda - Opera Mouffe

Part 1

Vilgot Sjoman I am Curious (Yellow)


William Klein Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee

Joseph Sternberg - The Salvation Hunters

Marcel Carné 

- Le Jour se leve

Jean-Marie Straub - Nicht Versohnt

Robert Bresson - Diary of a Country Priest

Robert Bresson - The Trial of Joan of Arc

Renoir - Diary of a Chambermaid

Jean Renoir - La Regle du jeu

Jacques Tati - 

Mr Hulots Holiday

Jean Vigo - Zero de conduite

Joseph van Sternberg - The Blue Angel

link to full film: 

Kon Ichikawa - The Actor's Revenge

Alain Robbe-Grillet - Trans-Europe-Express

Georges Bataille - Bleu du ciel