Seeing Doubles

An anniversary reappraisal of Philip Kaufman's Body Snatchers remake
by Annette Insdorf   posted Jun 26, 2008

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If this insightful and sensitive close reading of Kaufman's film is any indication of the book Insdorf is writing, I cannot wait until it is published! As a filmmaker (who has a BA in film studies and an MFA in film production), I would like to see the interdisciplinary/humanistic approach Insdorf applies to the study of the film text become the standard in academia, as opposed to the convoluted, ephemeral, parasitic theoretical studies that are the current rage. They have no grounding in the films or the context in which they were made. Bravo, Annette Insdorf! And thank you. Sandra Luckow Filmmaker, Professor of Filmmaking, Yale University Adjunct Assistant Professor of Film Production, Barnard College
OjedaFilms   posted 27.06.08


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Philip Kaufman's Invasion of the Body Snatchers
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Annette Insdorf, Director of Undergraduate Film Studies at Columbia University, is the author of Francois Truffaut, Indelible Shadows: Film and the Holocaust, and Double Lives, Second Chances: The Cinema of Krzysztof Kieslowski. She is currently writing a book on the films of Philip Kaufman.

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