Featureless Friday: “Meshes of the Afternoon” (1943)

I’ve learned more from Maya Deren than from many features I’ve seen. And so I was very pleased to see Meshes make Sight & Sound‘s Top 250 (tied for #102).

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Brevity, Part 3: Long Takes Continued (well, they’re long)

While writing my previous post, I grew aware that I wasn’t mentioning any women filmmakers. So I’d like to add something addressing that (because of course one can find numerous examples). And along the way, I’ll also try to say more in general about the power—and limitations—of the long take.

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