Film Studies

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Film critics Dana Stevens of Slate and Entertainment Weekly’s Owen Gleiberman join us for the month of October to talk about films. This week: the long & short of the New York Film Festival.


Owen Gleiberman and Dana Stevens

Comments [14]

Nicholas Naughton from las cruces, Nm

I see that everyone is excited for a movie, but please say something other than just a plug for a plug. Anderson has a great talent and also a gift for selling his new work with a buzz around a free treat online, but it's still propaganda. Let's call it for what it is.

Oct. 12 2007 12:33 AM
Barry Appel from NJ

How do I locate Hotel Chavelier on I-tunes?

I put the name on the search bar, and received a 'no results' ??

Oct. 04 2007 11:48 AM
WC from NYC

Movies are relative to personal experience. We emotionally connect to movies we can relate to so what may seem like god awful material to one person may be personal to another. I know so many people who hated Lost in Translation but I loved it because there were moments I related intimately with.

Oct. 04 2007 11:10 AM
WC from NYC

they never charged a fee for Hotel Chavelier. It was always free.

Oct. 04 2007 10:56 AM
MichaelB from UWS of Manhattan

Listening to the audio/dialogue excerpts from "Djarling Limited" (sp?)... ugggh! God awful!

I don't know anyone who speaks like this, or anything remotely like it. Theater doesn't require strict adherence to reality, but then it must be compelling in some way. But this dialogue doesn't seem to have any compelling quality to it at all.

Awful. I can't believe people actually "buy" this stuff.

Oct. 04 2007 10:55 AM
Mike from brooklyn

yes, Wes Anderson's Hotel Chevalier is available free on iTunes:



Oct. 04 2007 10:54 AM
Duncan from Maplewood, NJ

After expressing such fondness for short films just now, how does someone like me with multiple festival awards for a short film that has been in over 3 dozen festivals and stars Elizabeth Franz get someone like your guests to see it??

Oct. 04 2007 10:54 AM
Francesca Mead from East Village

I just checked out the Hotel Chevalier on iTunes, and it's still available for free.

Have a lovely day,

Oct. 04 2007 10:52 AM
barry from Manhattan

Well that says more about critics.
Life Aquatic was great as was Bottle Rocket and Rushmore
I did not care for Tennenbaums.
I never thought his stuff was "quirky" what ever that means.
They are great films.
But hey I love Jack Black also!

Oct. 04 2007 10:51 AM
slowereastside from manhattan

YES: on iTunes and free.

Oct. 04 2007 10:51 AM
Jeremy from Manhattan

The prequel short for Darjeeling Limited is indeed available for free via iTunes. Or it was a few nights ago when I downloaded the video.

Oct. 04 2007 10:51 AM

hotel chevalier is available for FREE on itunes, contrary to what they are saying on the air right now.

Oct. 04 2007 10:51 AM
WC from NYC

Hotel Chavelier is free.

Oct. 04 2007 10:50 AM
jeapes from Manhattan

Darjeeling is in the North-East of India and in the mountains. Yet in the movie the train is travelling through desserts.
A Geographical gaffe?

Oct. 04 2007 10:49 AM

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