The films of Max Ophüls are characterized by complex and dramatic camera work which emphasizes fluidity and motion, and is accomplished by masterful use of framing, lighting, tilts, tracking shots, crane shots, and pan shots. The effect of this fusion of content and style is to produce an intensely personal and emotional encounter that transports the viewer to a timeless world, in which basic human experiences, emotions and states of mind are compellingly presented. Ophüls’ elegant camerawork and mise en scène was greatly admired by other filmmakers including Orson Welles, François Truffaut, Akira Kurosawa, and especially by the young Stanley Kubrick.
Enjoy this collection of programs from the outspoken Professor of Public Policy at University of California, Berkeley, Robert Reich. A valued public speaker, avid video blogger, and prolific writer of eighteen books, Reich draws upon his vast experience as a teacher and public servant to share his insights into the current state of affairs.
Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars have risen like a phoenix from the ashes of war and enflamed the passion of fans across the globe with their uplifting songs of hope, faith, and joy. From their humble beginnings in West African refugee camps, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars have performed on some of the world’s most […]
At the biological level, aging results from the impact of a wide variety of molecular and cellular damage over time. This leads to a gradual decrease in physical and mental capacity, a growing risk of disease and ultimately death. The World Health Organization (WHO) Aging is not just an issue of individual decline – it […]