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Hamish Ford

Hamish Ford

Hamish Ford is a Lecturer in Film, Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Newcastle. His forthcoming book is Post-War Modernist Cinema and Philosophy: Confronting Negativity and Time (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).

Hamish Ford reviews 'Cinema' by Alain Badiou, translated by Susan Spitzer

December 2013–January 2014, no. 357 01 December 2013
In recent years, the work of French philosopher Alain Badiou has been discussed with increasing regularity as part of an academic dialogue between cinema studies and philosophy that is often called ‘film-philosophy’. His various writings on cinema were for a long time scattered among many different sources, the majority untranslated. With its original 2010 French version and now this English t ... (read more)

Hamish Ford reviews 'Antonioni: Centenary Essays' edited by Laura Rascaroli and John David Rhodes

June 2012, no. 342 23 May 2012
Five years after Michelangelo Antonioni’s death, the ground-breaking Italian director’s films occupy an increasingly important but odd position. Exemplifying serious ‘art cinema’ at the peak of its European expression, his most famous work continues to compel yet also cause problems for critical reception. How to write about such demanding and endlessly rewarding films without falling back ... (read more)