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Rumsey Taylor

RUMSEY TAYLOR is a Brooklyn-based graphic designer. He has written on the topic of cinema for the Boston Phoenix, Senses of Cinema, and NotComing.com, for which he additionally served as editor.

The Belly of a Filmmaker: Peter Greenaway’s Eisenstein in Guanajuato

Herewith the film’s medley of unusual visual tactics commences: superimposition, triptych photography, and interminable tracking shots, one of which will pivot fastidiously around a Doric column as though the film has become momentarily distracted by architecture. Put simply, Eisenstein in Guanajuato is a Peter Greenaway film, and another of the British expatriate’s biographical forays into art history.

In Conversation

JOHN PAIZS with Rumsey Taylor

John Paizs’s Crime Wave debuted at the 1985 Toronto International Film Festival to local acclaim. A Winnipeg-based filmmaker, Paizs had authored a work for which there was no clear precedent: it was decidedly less profane than David Cronenberg’s body horror films, which were at the time Canada’s most visible cinematic export.


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JUL-AUG 2020

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