Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Amateur Cinema League Movie Book, 1940

From The ACL Movie Book: A Guide to Making Better Movies, published by The Amateur Cinema League, 1940. The wipeoff / wipe described above has many of variations in 1930s and 40s cinema. One interesting example: the trailer for Andy … Continue reading

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Blank Generation

From Herman Melville’s “The Tartarus of Maids” (1855): From Karl Marx’s “Estranged Labour” (1844): Let us now look more closely at the¬†objectification, at the production of the worker; and in it at the¬†estrangement,¬†the loss of the object, of his product. … Continue reading

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David Foster Wallace & I.R.S. /// two Midwestern branches: the “Cincinnati outpost” & the “Preoria Midwest REC”

From the front page of The New York Times, May 19, 2013: From David Foster Wallace’s The Pale King (2011):

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Speedboat and 911

Reading the reissue of Renata Adler’s Speedboat (1976) this reference to the emergency number 911 caught my eye: Although, by 1976, the 911 system had already been in place for years in NYC it didn’t become a fixed idea nationally … Continue reading

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