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2666 Revisited

Reading Roberto Bolaño’s 2666 again (and yet again, eternally it seems, which is a sort of beautiful curse, or a curse that has no end) and there is a terror, a real terror, to certain lines, and not because of … Continue reading

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Revisiting the Requiem Project

Back in 2010 I launched the Requiem 102 project, inviting theorists, writers, and artists in an exploration of Darren Aronofsky’s film Requiem for a Dream (2000). Here it is, and here is the introduction to the project. Each of the … Continue reading

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Sounds

10/40/70: Constraint as Liberation in the Era of Digital Film Theory is now available in paperback and e-book from Zer0 Books. If you’d like a review copy, drop me an e-mail. Related to that, look for the astonishing results of … Continue reading

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The 70s Update

Here are the films/contributors to The 70s so far. The list includes film title, director, and first name of the submitter. Excuse all caps; my typewriter is stuck on them. Further updates to follow.

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Cleo from 5 to 7

Four frames from the extended walking sequence from the magnificent Agnes Varda film Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962).

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The Absolution of Roberto Acestes Laing

Coming October 2014, from Two Dollar Radio.

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Oedipus / Anti-Oedipus

One of the reasons I buy used versions of books when I can, even when new versions are available for a better price, is the element of surprise in terms of the previous owners’ comments, markings, and doodles. This semester, … Continue reading

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A Bang and a Scream: Books 2013

Best books read in 2013. Not all published in 2013. The Anatomy of Fascism (2004) is by Robert O. Paxton, sticker obscures name in pic. His passages on how the Fascist party in Italy and the Nazis used “parallel structures” to … Continue reading

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Charisma

Defending the tree, from Charisma (dir. Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 1999).

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New Punk Cinema

Heading over to Amsterdam to talk about punk cinema at the Creative Imperfections symposium on Nov. 28.

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