Dan Sallitt's home page

Last update 30 Mar 2013

Film Projects

The Unspeakable Act (2012) - Facebook page

All the Ships at Sea (2004) - web site.  NTSC DVD available at CreateSpace and Amazon; PAL DVD available at CreateSpace and Amazon; streaming and download available at Amazon

Honeymoon (1998) - my online diary, titled Diary of a Low-Budget Filmmaker.  NTSC DVD available at CreateSpace and Amazon; streaming and download available at Amazon


Film Lists

My favorite films by international release date - updated several times a year

Writing on Film

Thanks for the Use of the Hall, my film blog

An archive of Thanks for the Use of the Hall posts before Dec 2008

And a fairly random assortment of other online writings...  I've fixed as many dead links as I could for now.

An article on Jean-Daniel Pollet at MUBI.

 
Kuba Mikurda's interview with me (in Polish) in Gazeta Filmowa: pages one, two, and three.

A podcast on the Off Camera Film Festival and other topics at the House Next Door.

An article on Borzage's The River at MUBI.

An article on Ryuichi Hiroki's Love on Sunday films at MUBI.

An article on the late films of Howard Hawks at the Moving Image Source.

An article on Johan Kling's Darling at MUBI.

An article on Bruce McDonald's The Tracey Fragments
at MUBI.

Video essays on Chabrol's Le Boucher and La Femme infidèle at Shooting Down Pictures


An article on Georges Franju's Les Youx sans visage at MUBI.

An article on the 2007 Toronto Film Festival, published in Senses of Cinema,

An article on the 2005 Toronto Film Festival, published in Senses of Cinema,

A piece on Richard Fleischer's Barabbas, published in the Film Journal.

A collection of capsule reviews of the films of Mikio Naruse, on the occasion of the 2005 Film Forum retrospective.

A review of Forty Shades of Blue, published in the Nashville Scene.

An email about Maurice Pialat, to a writer for the UCLA Daily Bruin.

An article on Shane Carruth (director of Primer), published in Seed Magazine.

An article on the 2003 Toronto Film Festival, published in Senses of Cinema,

Contributions to a symposium on Daisy Kenyon published in 24fps.  I did parts two, four, and seven.

A review of The Hunted published in 24fps, and a blurb on the same film published in Minneapolis's City Pages

The Damned, from The Science Fiction Reader

Far From Heaven, a review published in 24fps

Parts two, four, and six of an email exchange with David Edelstein and Mim Udovitch about David Thomson's The New Biographical Dictionary of Film, published in Slate

A piece on the 2002 Sight and Sound poll, published in Slate

Esther Kahn, an unedited version of a review published in Tone and Groove

Blurbs and a short overview piece for a Catherine Breillat retrospective at the Museum of the Moving Image

Une Vraie Jeune Fille, a review published in 24fps

Beat, a review published in 24fps

Notes on David O. Russell and Ernst Lubitsch: The Actor vs. the Character, from The Film Comedy Reader

Short blurbs on Chopper, Krampack, and To Die (or Not), written for the Chicago Reader.  

Innocent Blood, published in Chemical Imbalance

Parts one and two of a piece on Alan Rudolph, published by the 1985 Toronto Festival of Festivals

 Parts one and two of a 1985 piece on Landis's Into the Night from the L.A. Reader

The Christmas films of 1984, an ancient piece from the L.A. Reader

Parts one and two of a 1983 piece on Losey's La Truite from the L.A. Reader

Parts one and two of a 1983 piece on McBride's Breathless from the L.A. Reader

Parts one and two of a 1983 piece on Georges Franju from the L.A. Reader

Parts one and two of a 1983 piece on Black Narcissus from the L.A. Reader

George Cukor, a 1983 obituary piece from the L.A Reader

A short 1982 blurb on Pilar Miro's The Cuenca Crime from the L.A. Reader

Dragonslayer, a 1981 piece from the Chicago Reader

(new) Tess, a 1981 piece from the Chicago Reader

A 1981 L.A. Reader piece on Noel Black's A Change of Seasons

Point of View and "Intrarealism" in Hitchcock, published in 1980 in Wide Angle.



Other pages

A MySpace page for my old band Blow This Nightclub

Saro on the Microphone, a site about a cat

The Selected Works of Mrs. R. V. Macon, Donna Upton's compilation of the writing of a now-departed Tennessee newspaper columnist

A few pictures of friends from years gone by, before photos went to Facebook or Instagram or Flickr or Tumblr