MISSING Directed by Costa-Gavras
Screenplay by Costa-Gavras and Donald Stewart
TRAGEDY OF A RIDICULOUS MAN
Directed and Written by Bernardo Bertolucci
The argument goes like this: every movie is propaganda. Every character is a walking placardfor capitalism or idealism or monogamy or the status quo. Every shot, by its placement and rhythm and duration, is one more Pavlovian command to the viewer. A narrative movie is usually successful to the extent that it obscures these facts, transforms the thesis into entertainment and the placards into persuasive semblances of human beings.
In Z and State of...