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Brad Stevens

Brad Stevens is the author of two books: Monte Hellman: His Life and Films (McFarland, 2003) and Abel Ferrara: The Moral Vision (FAB Press, 2004).

He has contributed to Sight & Sound, Video Watchdog, Cahiers du Cinema, Trafic, The Dark Side, The Movie Book of the Western, The Little Black Book: Movies, International Film Guide 2008, and the website Senses of Cinema.

He recorded commentary tracks (in collaboration with R. Dixon Smith) for the Masters of Cinema DVDs of F. W. Murnau’s Nosferatu and Tabu.

He appears in the documentaries A Short Film About the Long Career of Abel Ferrara, Odyssey in Rome, Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape and Outliving Dracula: Le Fanu’s Carmilla.

He can be seen interviewing Christopher Lee on the VCI and Salvation DVDs of The City of the Dead, and has written DVD sleeve notes for Shock Corridor, The Naked Kiss, Full Metal Jacket, The Driller Killer, La Notte, Obsession, Les Diaboliques, Knightriders and the Masters of Cinema box set of Buster Keaton’s short films.

He tweets at @BradStevens22.

Articles by Brad Stevens

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  • Mid-century emasculation: The House in Cypress Canyon

    Brad Stevens remembers a radio horror drama with a very cinematic power.

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014


  • Nowhere woman: Blue Jasmine

    Woody Allen’s latest is profoundly sympathetic to a protagonist lost in a world of false fronts, says Brad Stevens.

    Tuesday, June 3, 2014


  • Faking the long take

    What happens when we digitise our camera operators, wonders Brad Stevens?

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014


  • Straight to a DVD player near you?

    Brian De Palma and Francis Ford Coppola’s recent techno-fantasias have followed a once well-worn path for American indies too leftfield for cinema distribution, says Brad Stevens.

    Tuesday, February 25, 2014


  • Vacuous, or voluptuous visions?

    Patriarchal disdain for unboxed female sexuality is distilled in George Cukor’s 1954 advertising-girl comedy It Should Happen to You – and underscored by our ongoing neglect of both the film and its director, says Brad Stevens.

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014


  • A dog’s theory

    Is it daft to look at a YouTube dog video through the lens of auteurism? Perhaps not as daft as denying ourselves ways of enjoying unusual material, says Brad Stevens.

    Friday, December 20, 2013


  • A critical confusion

    Reports of the death of cultural criticism have been greatly muddle-headed, says Brad Stevens.

    Wednesday, November 6, 2013


  • Mutant mutations

    The late ‘exploitation’ master Jess Franco was a paragon of the art of muddying clear blue waters, writes Brad Stevens.

    Tuesday, October 1, 2013


  • TV’s a crowd

    Do television’s collective values hobble its artistic potential, asks Brad Stevens?

    Tuesday, September 10, 2013


  • Flaming the fans

    On the internet, amateur subtitlers are taking commercially neglected cinema into their own hands, says Brad Stevens.

    Wednesday, July 31, 2013


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