Regular FQ columnist Amelie Hastie reflects on her years of movie-going, waxing philosophical on her experiences as a naïve teenager in Portland, Oregon newly enchanted with cinema and relating those experiences to her sense of a doubled-self after a viewing of Clouds of Sils Maria (Olivier Assayas, 2014).
The Vulnerable Spectator: In The Clouds
Amelie Hastie is the author of Cupboards of Curiosity: Women, Recollection, Film History (Duke University Press, 2007) and The Bigamist (BFI Film Classics/Palgrave Macmillan, 2010). Her essays have appeared in Cabinet, Camera Obscura, Film History, Parallax, and Screen. She is Professor of English and Chair of Film and Media Studies at Amherst College.
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Amelie Hastie; The Vulnerable Spectator: In The Clouds. Film Quarterly 1 September 2015; 69 (1): 52–59. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2015.69.1.52
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