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    VIDEO - Motion Studies #25: A.I.: A Visual Study

    From now through April, the Oberhausen International Short Film Festival will present "Film Studies in Motion", a Web Series curated by Volker Pantenburg and Kevin B. Lee. This series, available on the festival's website and Facebook page, presents weekly selections of analytical video...

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    VIDEO: Take the "COLOR REEL" quiz with Evan Seitz

    Editor's Note: We at Press Play had never seen animator Evan Seitz's remarkable work up until today. Our first encounter with his kaleidoscopic visions came when our publisher Matt Zoller Seitz (no relation) sent out an e-mail blast to everyone stating unequivocally that "...

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    VIDEO - Motion Studies #23: Dreaming of Jeannie: John Ford's STAGECOACH

    A personal appreciation of John Ford's classic.

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    VIDEO - MOTION STUDIES #22: Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Reverse Shot Talkies

    Talking with the Cannes-winning filmmaker about how to transform life through cinema.

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    VIDEO - Motion Studies #21: Outer Space

    Cannibalizing Sidney J Furie's 1982 Barbara Hershey horror film The Entity, the screen literally explodes with a tumult of Hershey faces, too arresting to ignore, and considerably more terrifying than the original material.

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    VIDEO ESSAY: Ceylan's Faces - A Portrait Gallery of Three Films

    With a camera that brings us beyond the surface and into soul, Nuri Bilge Ceylan may be one of the greatest directors of faces in movie history. A video essay/portrait gallery of three Ceylan films makes the case.

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    VIDEO - Motion Studies #19 and #20: "Telephones" and "Home Stories"

    Two video artworks from the 1990s lay the blueprint for the online supercut video as we now know it.

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    Doris Wishman: The First Lena Dunham

    In just a few short years, Lena Dunham has quickly made a name for herself in the indie film scene. In 2010 she caught everyone at the SXSW Film Festival by surprise with her detached but deeply personal debut "Tiny Furniture."

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    VIDEO ESSAY: Clint Eastwood and His Iconic Side View Profile

    The craggy complexion. The stately ovate chin. Those thin lips deceptively wrapped around that charming smile. That perfect nose. Those clear greenish-brown eyes. That squint.

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    VIDEO: The Hardcore History Lessons of Koji Wakamatsu

    Koji Wakamatsu—known as the Godfather of the pink movie, a genre of Japanese softcore exploitation films that started in the 1960s—has made over 100 movies, and is enjoying the most acclaimed period of his career thanks to two recent films that have much more on their mind than sex.

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