British screenwriter and filmmaker Peter Wollen began working in films as the co-writer of Antonioni's The Passenger in 1975. From there he helped direct a few experimental features with the support of the British Film Institute, making his solo feature film directorial debut in 1987 with Friendship's Death, a science fiction film about a alien girl who crashes in war-torn Jordan. Wollen first gained attention as a noted British film theorist and author of Signs and Meaning in the Cinema one of the seminal works on structuralist theory. Currently he is a film scholar who teaches at the University of California, Los Angeles. He was co-editor with Jim Hillier, of Howard Hawks: American Artist, published by Indiana. (2/07)
Amy! and Frida Kahlo and Tina Modotti
Two films by Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen, Color/BW
WMM is pleased to release two early works by renowned film scholar Laura Mulvey, co-written and co-directed with Peter Wollen. Mulvey came to prominen...
Riddles of the Sphinx
A film by Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen, 1977, 92 min., Color
Laura Mulvey, author of the seminal essay Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema , helped to establish feminist film theory as a legitimate field...