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Around Town: Cinema d?PIsordre

It's been four years since professors Bruce Jackson and Diane Christian have shown a John Cassavetes film through the Buffalo Film Seminars. In the spring of 2010, they showed A Woman Under the Influence (1974), an intense and emotional confrontation with the suffering of a marriage afflicted by mental illness.


Putting art inside of art

With the anticipation of Martin Scorsese's new film The Wolf of Wall Street reverberating around the world, as it is due for a Christmas Day theatrical release, now is the perfect time to consider the celebrated director's impact and influence on music in movies. It is commonplace to associate Scorsese with his distinctive use of rock music in his films - accompanying the images he puts on the screen with pulsating music to evoke the characters' emotions and the environment they inhabit.


Weapons of the spirit'

On Wednesday, Malcolm Gladwell, best-selling author and staff writer for The New Yorker, visited the University at Buffalo. Gladwell knows how to capture people's attention.


A silent minority

When Bruce Jackson first met Kerry Max Cook on death row in 1979, he thought Cook was a "whiner." That was, until he learned that he had been raped in the recreational room of the prison - where the perpetrator used a piece of glass to carve "good p****" into his buttocks. Cook was 21 years old. Since 2000, SUNY Distinguished Professors Jackson and Diane Christian have shown over 300 films at the Buffalo Film Seminars.

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