Critic Unveils Subtleties of Iranian Cinema

By Middlebury Campus

November 6, 2001


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Author: Allison Quady Arts Editor On Thursday, Nov. 1, Scott Atherton, Wonnacott Commons faculty co-chair and organizer of the three-day Iranian Cinema and Culture Symposium, announced the purpose of the Symposium: "To bring the culture of Iran more to the foray at Middlebury College from as apolitic...

Music Lover, Essayist, Critic Speaks on Poetry of Bob Dylan

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November 6, 2001


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Author: Kate DeForest Arts Editor There is a peculiar self-perpetuating phenomenon that occurs in art, music and literature, in which the iconoclast becomes icon, only to be deconstructed by the next iconoclast. The cycle is most apparent during the transitional periods between movements; when that w...

Kiarostami's Pastoral Story Envisions Simpler Life

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November 6, 2001


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Author: Allison Quady Arts Editor The first film shown Saturday at 3 p.m. in Dana Auditorium was, "The Wind Will Carry Us," directed by Abbas Kiarostami. Kiarostami is Iran's most celebrated filmmaker and his slow patient style reveals itself in the brevity of camera, in the stillness of the scenes ...

'Getting to Know' Romance in the Zoo

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November 6, 2001


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Author: Laura Rockefeller Staff Writer Four couples stood in the spotlight this weekend in the Hepburn Zoo at the opening of "Getting To Know You," the sixth annual First- Year Production. Through movement, the words of the ensemble, the works of Mary Gallagher, Andy Mitton '01, Harold Pinter and others,...

'The Circle' Encompasses Problematic Cycles

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November 6, 2001


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Author: Becca Kaufman Staff Writer The second film shown as part of the symposium "A Glimpse Behind the Veil: Contemporary Iranian Cinema" in Dana Auditorium on Saturday, Nov. 3, was one that explores the subject of women and the restraints and prejudices that so prominently exist against them in Ira...

Bird's Migrations Span Cultural Gap

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November 6, 2001


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Author: Becca Kaufman Staff Writer Christiane Bird is a freelance writer from New York. She writes about jazz and blues and makes travelogues on New York State. She is tall with a mop of blonde hair and when she came to speak at the Robert A. Jones '59 Conference Room on Friday, Nov. 2, to discuss ...

National Film Traditions Lend Universal Meaning

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November 6, 2001


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Author: Allison Quady Arts Editor The second keynote address was, "From Kiarostami to Panahi: Master-Disciple in Iranian Cinema," presented by Hamid Dabashi, associate professor of Persian literature and sociology of cultures in the Department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia...

'American Painters, Italian Mountains' Art in Context

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November 6, 2001


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Author: Yvonne Chen Staff Writer At the moment, visitors at Middlebury's Museum of Art can enter the realm of the treasured traveling Smithsonian exhibit called "Young America." Most recently, in the last of a line of provocative lectures, Stewart Professor of English and Environmental Studies John Elder ...

Alumnni Rejuvinate Unadulterated Blues Music

By Middlebury Campus

October 30, 2001


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Author: Andrew F.X. Gustafson It was an interesting pair of gentlemen who brought blues to the Gamut Room on Friday night. John-Alex Mason and Jerry Hunt play just about as pure a form of blues as you'll find anywhere. This was music straight from the South, drawing on the century-old tradition of the blue...

Godfrey Graces Grille Once More

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October 30, 2001


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Author: Pierce Graham-Jones Among the Middlebury alumni on campus this weekend were Mark Williams and Allison Frazier, graduates of Middlebury in 2000 and members of a band called Godfrey. Based out of Essex Junction, Vt., Godfrey tours year round (although much more frequently over the summer.) Friday nigh...

'Somewhat Damaged' Ideas Infect Staged Poe

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October 30, 2001


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Author: Allison Quady Arts Editor "Somewhat Damaged" promised us much mysterious madness to come by opening the play with Nicole Lebouef's '02 enchanting delivery of "The Conqueror Worm" by Edgar Allen Poe. Writer/actor Alex Poe '03 may have had in mind the calling of the sinister muse and the prepari...

'String Cheese Incident' Mixes Styles In Tasty, Intimate Space

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October 30, 2001


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Author: Andy Zrike and Bryan McQuade Staff Writers On Wednesday, Oct. 24, Colorado's String Cheese Incident performed the second show of their extensive North American tour at Club Soda in Montreal. The two set performance fused bluegrass, rock and roll, jazz, multi-ethnic-flavored percussion and lengthy...

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