Tag Archives: BDSM

April 23

The Piano Teacher – Jelinek and Haneke and Austria. (film review)

In 2001 when Michael Haneke decided to adapt Elfriede Jelinek’s amazing novel The Piano Teacher, Elfriede Jelinek had not yet won the Nobel Prize for her work, and Haneke had not yet made The White Ribbon.  The Piano Teacher is a direct (and one of many regular) criticism of Austrian society by Elfriede Jelinek.  She […]

La Belle Noiseuse – Jaques Rivette toys with artistic temperament.

In the hands of such a deft film maker as Jaques Rivette, one assumes every feeling, every idea existent during the film was planted there by the master. Given this assumption and its likely accuracy, what is the most surprising about La Belle Noiseuse is the conflicting inner response to the artists methods experienced while […]