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The Sir Alfred Hitchcock Hotel

The Sir Alfred Hitchcock Hotel

FOREST ROOTS

THE SIR ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOTEL

27th NOVEMBER

 

Dear Forest Roots Folk

Thanks to everyone who turned up last month to see the amazing Acoustica. It was a great night and a real pleasure to see so many familiar faces.

This month we welcome back The Hot Strings Review featuring Martin Wheatley on guitar and ukulele and Mike Piggott www.mikepiggott.com on fiddle. They are both incredible musicians and gave us a fantastic evening last time they were at Forest Roots. If you saw them last time you will remember Martin’s mesmerizing performance of The Dambusters on the ukulele (check him out on YouTube) and Mike’s amazing jazz fiddle playing. These two are definitely not to be missed.

The Flats Family Band will be there as well as surprise guests and local performers.

If you’d like to be one of them email us @ forestroots@googlemail.com.

So that’s The Hot Strings Review at Forest Roots, The Sir Alfred Hitchcock, 147 Whipps Cross Road, Leytonstone, London E11 1NP on Friday 27th November.

Starts 8.30pm sharp

Transport: Bus (257); underground Central Line, Leytonstone

Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock

Stay forever young

Jenny and Caroline

Forest Root: Country, Folk, Blues and Beyond

 

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The Sir Alfred Hitchcock Hotel

The Sir Alfred Hitchcock Hotel

FOREST ROOTS @ THE SIR ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOTEL

Dear Forest Roots Folk

Just to let you know that we are doing a one off night at The Sir Alfred Hitchcock Hotel in Leytonstone on Friday 9th October with Acoustica, featuring Paul Kerr on guitar, Chris Haigh on fiddle and Rupert on double bass with Coxy doing a support set.

We know it isn’t Forest Gate but it is opposite the forest and it’s a great venue with ample parking and a very supportive landlord so we hope you can make it.

So that’s Acoustica on Friday, 9th October at:

The Sir Alfred Hitchcock Hotel, 147 Whipps Cross Road, Leytonstone E11 1NP

Starts 8.30pm

We’d love to see you all again

Stay forever young

Jenny and Caroline

PS please forward this to anyone you think would be interested

The Sir Alfred Hitchcock Hotel: http://www.thehitchcockhotel.com/

Ruth, Gregory and Glenn Rikowski @ The Sir Alfred Hitchcock Hotel - 4th January 2014

Ruth, Gregory and Glenn Rikowski @ The Sir Alfred Hitchcock Hotel – 4th January 2014

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Ruth Rikowski @ Academia: http://lsbu.academia.edu/RuthRikowski

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

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World Crisis

SLAVOJ ŽIŽEK: ‘THE SITUATION IS CATASTROPHIC, BUT NOT SERIOUS’

Co-sponsored by the Center for Place, Culture and Politics

Launch of the Committee on Globalization and Social Change

A talk by Slavoj Žižek: “The Situation Is Catastrophic, but Not Serious”

April 4 / Proshansky Auditorium / 6:30 p.m. 
CUNY GRADUATE CENTER/ 365 FIFTH AVENUE (AT 34TH STREET), NEW YORK CITY

Free, reservations required.

For more information, call 212-817-8215.

Slavoj Žižek is “the world’s hippest philosopher,” according to the British newspaper The Telegraph. He “can spin you from Heidegger to Hershey bars (by way of Hitchcock and Hizbollah).” Žižek is a “master of the counterintuitive observation,” according to The New Yorker.

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Zizek

 
 

Zizek

EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT LACAN (BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK HITCHCOCK)

NEW EDITION

Edited by SLAVOJ ŽIŽEK

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Radical philosopher, polymath, film star, cult icon, and author of over 30 books: Slavoj Žižek is one of the most controversial and leading contemporary public intellectuals, simultaneously acclaimed as the ‘Elvis of cultural theory’ and denounced as ‘the most dangerous philosopher in the West’. He regularly features on lists of the top public intellectuals and remains a thorn in the side of both the right and the liberal left.

Hitchcock gets onto the analyst’s couch in this extraordinary volume of cinematographic case studies. The wide range of contributors bring to bear an unrivalled enthusiasm and theoretical sweep to the entire Hitchcock oeuvre, analyzing movies such as REAR WINDOW and PSYCHO.

An extraordinary landmark in Hitchcock studies, this new edition features a brand-new essay by Slavoj Žižek, psychoanalyst, philosopher and presenter of THE PERVERT’S GUIDE TO CINEMA. The contributors include Fredric Jameson, the leading American literary critic and Marxist political theorist.

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CONTENTS

FOREWORD TO THE SECOND EDITION

INTRODUCTION

Alfred Hitchcock, or, The Form and its Historical Mediation – Slavoj Žižek

PART ONE – The Universal: Themes

Hitchcockian Suspense – Pascal Bonitzer

Hitchcock’s Objects – Mladen Dolar

Spatial Systems in NORTH BY NORTHWEST – Fredric Jameson

A Perfect Place to Die: Theatre in Hitchcock’s Films – Alenka Zupaničič

PUNCTUM CAECUM, or, Of Insight and Blindness – Stojan Pelko

PART TWO – The Particular: Films

Hitchcockian SINTHOMS – Slavoj Žižek

The Spectator Who Knew Too Much – Mladen Dolar

The Cipher of Destiny – Michel Chion

A Father Who Is Not Quite Dead – Mladen Dolar

NOTORIOUS – Pascal Bonitzer

The Fourth Side – Michel Chion

The Man Behind His Own Retina – Miran Božovič

The Skin and the Straw – Pascal Bonitzer

The Right Man and the Wrong Woman – Renata Salecl

The Impossible Embodiment – Michel Chion

PART THREE – The Individual – Hitchcock’s Universe

‘In His Bold Gaze My Ruin Is Writ Large’ – Slavoj Žižek

What’s wrong with THE WRONG MAN? – The Hitchcockian Allegory – From I to A – PSYCHO’S Moebius band – Aristophanes reversed – ‘A triumph of the gaze over the  eye’ – The narrative closure and its vortex – The gaze of the Thing – ‘Subjective destitution – The collapse of intersubjectivity

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Praise for SLAVOJ ŽIŽEK

“The most formidably brilliant exponent of psychoanalysis, indeed of cultural theory in general, to have emerged in many decades.” Terry Eagleton

“The most dangerous philosopher in the West.” Adam Kirsch, NEW REPUBLIC

“Slavoj Žižek has put the Soul back into philosophy.” TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT

“He is the closest thing philosophy currently has to a superstar.” Hermione Eyre, INDEPENDENT

“Žižek is the undisputed spritz master of international cinema studies.” VILLAGE VOICE

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SLAVOJ ZIZEK is a professor at the European Graduate School , Intern ational Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, Birkbeck College , University of London , and a senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana , Slovenia . His other books from Verso include LIVING IN THE END TIMES, FIRST AS TRAGEDY, THEN AS FARCE, IN DEFENSE OF LOST CAUSES, THE SUBLIME OBJECT OF IDEOLOGY, WELCOME TO THE DESERT OF THE REAL, THE PLAGUE OF FANTASIES and DID SOMEBODY SAY TOTALITARIANISM? He has also appeared in the films ZIZEK! and THE PERVERT’S GUIDE TO CINEMA.

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ISBN: 978 1 84467 621 7 / $26.95 / £16.99 / CAN$33.50 / Paperback / 304 pages

ISBN: 978-1-84467-622-4 / $100.00 / £55.00 / $125.00 / Hardback / 304 pages

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For more information and to buy the book visit:

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Bette Davis

A SHORT HISTORY OF CAHIERS DU CINEMA

NEW TITLE: A SHORT HISTORY OF CAHIERS DU CINEMA
By EMILIE BICKERTON
Published 15th March 2010

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EVENTS:

Tuesday 23 March / Launch at the Institut Français in London. Emilie Bickerton will be introducing a special screening of Jean-Luc Godard’s PIERROT LE FOU, followed by Q & A. See here for booking and details: http://www.institut-francais.org.uk/special-screenings/50-years-of-cahiers-du-cinema

Wednesday 24 March / Emilie Bickerton will be introducing a special screening of Jean-Luc Godard’s A BOUT DE SOUFFLE, followed by Q & A, followed by book signing, wine and snacks at CINEPHILIA WEST. See here for more details: http://www.cinephilia.co.uk/west/

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“The French New Wave directors all came from Cahiers du Cinema, a magazine that turned film criticism upside down in the 1950s. The salvoes of its sagacity are finely charted by Bickerton, who also laments the recent slide into dumbed-down mediocrity.” Nigel Andrews, Financial Times Books of the Year

“What I love is Bickerton’s certainty and courage. She’s stepping here into the viperous pit of French intellectual life like a mongoose with a mission.” Nick James, Sight & Sound

“Bickerton has done a valuable and highly informative job in locating the historical roots of Cahiers in the cinematic cultural debate that French intellectuals engaged in from the first world war onwards, and an equally useful one in relating the magazine’s decline to the distressing politics of post-1968 France.” Philip French, Observer

“The author masterfully unveils the power and the joy that rose up from the pages during the formative years of Cahiers.” David Cotner, LA Times

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The first full history in English of Cahiers du Cinema. The French film magazine was the single most influential project in the history of cinema, integral to the formation of the iconic French New Wave. Founded in 1951 under the editorship of Andre Bazin, the journal was responsible for establishing film as the ‘seventh art’ equal to literature, painting or music, revolutionizing film-making, criticism and theory.

Godard, Truffaut, Rohmer, Rivette and Chabrol were its first generation of critics. Before taking the camera to the streets and reinventing cinematic rules as directors, these men at the cinematic vanguard wielded the pen as the original weapon in their fight against the prevailing nostalgia for the silent era and admiration of cinema de qualite.

Cahiers critics faced ridicule when they called Hitchcock, Hawks or Preminger artists. But the magazine won the battle and convinced the world that these suspense thrillers, noirs or westerns were the greatest expressions of Twentieth Century art.

In this rich and authoritative history, Emilie Bickerton explores Cahiers’ evolution, tracing its post-war beginnings to the New Wave, late-sixties politicization, the response to the television era in the seventies and eighties and the subsequent denouement of Cahiers’ radicalism in the eighties and progressive shift to the mainstream and buy-up from Le Monde in the millennium.

Cahiers’ history is also a story of France’s relationship with America. Admired and vilified with equal passion, Bickerton assesses how Cahiers’ critical positions were consistently defined and reformulated in response to the cinema, and politics, coming from across the Atlantic.

Bickerton’s sharp and focused history of the journal’s trajectory traces the vital but subtle interconnections between cultural and arts criticism, and the society and politics out of which this emerges. It is a book for cinephiles, Francophiles, arts critics and film students alike.

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EMILIE BICKERTON is on the editorial board of New Left Review. She is a journalist for Agence France-Presse in Paris, and writes regularly on film, literature and anthropology for publications including the London Review of Books, Times Literary Supplement and The Guardian.

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ISBN: 978 1 84467 232 5 / $26.95 / £14.99 / CAN$29.50 / 176 pages

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For more information visit: http://www.versobooks.com/books/ab/b-titles/bickerton_emilie_cahiers_du_cinema.shtml

To buy the book in the UK: http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/book/9781844672325/A-Short-History-of-Cahiers-Du-Cinema

or
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Short-History-Cahiers-Cinéma/dp/1844672328/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1268418032&sr=8-1

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Notorious

Gregory Rikowski reviews and reflects on this film from 1946, directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

Gregory’s review is at:

http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=92945414&blogID=467609997

Glenn Rikowski

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HITCHCOCK: CLASSIC AUTEUR

 

Gregory Rikowski’s essay on Hitchcock: classic auteur can now be found at ‘The Flow of Ideas’ web site:

http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=articles&sub=Hitchcock:%20classic%20auteur

 

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