David Gladwell may be more well known as Lindsay Anderson’s editor on such cinematic masterpieces as If…. (1968) and O Lucky Man! (1973) but his own directorial endeavours are equally worthy of discussion and analysis, especially in their relation to both his editorial work and his own creative trajectories. Whether it is the, very English, visual language of his first four short films or the … Continue reading The Early Short Films of David Gladwell.
That natural progression from film critic to filmmaker seems to be a route rarely traversed these days. The natural opposite of this is often a more comfortable way to explore both the medium and the craft, with many filmmakers writing books specifically after they’ve established a film career. Along with renowned critic and filmmaker, Francois Truffaut, director and critic Lindsay Anderson is one of the … Continue reading If… – Lindsay Anderson (1968)