Issue 9 | December 2012

Pornography panel speaker profile: Frances Hatherley
December 7, 2012
Issue 9 has been released!
December 9, 2012

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Editorial by Clara Pais
One+One is run by a group of filmmakers and theorists who love Cinema and see it as a way to express and explore all aspects of life. We seek to encourage and contribute to a critical discussion of Cinema which goes beyond easy categorisation or detached theory, which asks of each contribution how it brings new light to the debate and breaks pre-established ideas rather than how it fits into the accepted moulds. Each essay, interview, report or debate holds the potential to expand our understanding of cinema and enrich our experience of it.
Moreover, we are interested in reflecting on what cinema reveals of the world in which we live, and possibly to draw from our engagement with it new ideas and ways of living. One+One is a space in which we pursue this exploration and invite others to join us, we share reflections and opinions about all aspects of filmmaking and film exhibition that result from our own work and hope that they will be of use to others. We have recently launched a new website where you have free access to all our past issues, and our blog. You can find it at oneplusonejournal.co.uk.
As another part of our larger exploration of cinema, in the past year we have also been developing various projects as collaborations between two or more of us here at One+One. Savage Witches, which is a feature film collaboration between myself and Daniel Fawcett, has recently premiered at the Cambridge Film Festival in September and in this issue you can find out more about the ideas and process behind the film in our interview with Bradley Tuck. We have also been exploring the territory between trash cinema and soap opera in our short film Cesspit Alley, a collaboration between James Marcus Tucker, Bradley Tuck, Daniel Fawcett, myself and Mikolaj Holowko, which will surely colour one of our following issues which is dedicated to Trash and Exploitation Cinema.
These projects not only feed into our writing at One+One, but they are driven by the same passion and have the same purpose, to use cinema as a tool for exploring ideas and experience.
We do not believe in one set way of making films and are in constant discussion, questioning and experimentation. These explorations of cinema are grouped under the banner of The Underground Film Studio, you can find more about it at theundergroundfilmstudio.co.uk.

 

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Contents of Issue 9
Letters to the Dead – Notes and Reflections by Nick Hudson
Savage Witches, Wild and Free – An Interview with Daniel Fawcett and Clara Pais
Everything you always wanted to know about Obama… by Marc James Léger
The Realest of Monsters – We Need To Talk About Kevin by James Marcus Tucker
Adventures in… Elitism by Bradley Tuck