Utopia of fear: the films of Michael Haneke

Justin Vicari

I was born in New York City but have lived most of my life in and around Pittsburgh. From an early age I discovered that I wanted to be a writer, and also that I loved to watch films. In 2005 my short story, “In a Garden of Eden,” was selected as the winner of the Plan B Press short fiction contest and published as a chapbook. I have also received first-place poetry prizes from Third Coast and New Millennium Writings. My poems and fiction have appeared, or are forthcoming, in the following journals: Rhino, Eclipse, Gin Bender Poetry Review, Disquieting Muses Quarterly, Stirring, Perigee, Slant, Spillway, Poetry Motel, Memorious, Aught, BlazeVOX, Black Rock & Sage, Red Booth

My writing on film has also appeared in Senses of Cinema, and is forthcoming in Film Quarterly. Here is a link to my recently published essay on Fassbinder’s In a Year with Thirteen Moons, about which I am currently writing a book-length study:http://www.sensesofcinema.com/