"The all-encompassing sequence shot," by Jorge Sanjinés, 1989, translated by Cecilia Cornejo and Dennis Hanlon


Dennis Hanlon

Dennis Hanlon is a Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Next year he will be joining the faculty of the Department of Film Studies at Saint Andrews University in Scotland. He received his PhD in Film Studies from the University of Iowa in 2009, and his dissertation, Moving Cinema: Bolivia’s Ukamau and European Political Film, 1966-1989, was awarded the University of Iowa’s Graduate Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award in 2011. A PDF of the dissertation is available.

An article by Hanlon concerning Sanjinés and the sequence shot, “Traveling Theory, Shots, and Players: Jorge Sanjinés, New Latin American Cinema, and the European Art Film,” is available in Global Art Cinema: New Theories and Histories, edited by Rosalind Galt and Karl Schoonover (Oxford UP, 2010).

In addition to revising his dissertation as a monograph, Hanlon’s current research topics include the influence of New Latin American Cinema on the Indian Third Cinema filmmaker Mrinal Sen (http://mrinalsen.org/), the 1970s Chile films of the East German documentarians Walter Heynowski and Gerhard Scheumann, and contemporary transnational genre cinema.

For an article in Spanish on Heynowski’s return to Chile in 2001, see: http://www.puntofinal.cl/010915/esptxt.html.

For a website on South Asian and East Asian gangster cinema created by his students at Beloit College, see: https://sites.google.com/a/beloit.edu/beloitasianfilms/.

He can be reached at dennisjhanlon@gmail.com.