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The Absolution of Roberto Acestes Laing

An update, here.

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All Roads Lead to the Present

A few years ago I wrote a doomed but sort of fun column over at The Oxford American called “Panel Busting.” One installment looked at a few nineteenth-century cartoons and their relationship to the development of early cinema and since … Continue reading

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BOMB Magazine interview

Interview at BOMB (cf. knife fight) over here.

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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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