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The Fury Of The Footnote-Men: Evaluating History In Film

In the wake of the Oscars (19/24. Meh. Stupid sound editing/production design), a great hue and cry has been raised among the punditry over films and history and historicism and anachronism and I LOVE IT, y’all. There’s a great piece … Continue reading

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Film History Is Not Your Bitch, History

As should be pretty apparent given the number of times I ruminate on things like Spartacus and Game of Thrones, I love historical fiction.  But beyond its own charms, historical fiction has the virtue of being a gateway drug for more rigorous historical study … Continue reading

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Spy Shit: How Die Hard Chose Franchise Over Film

A Good Day To Die Hard has the distinction to be the first entry into the franchise in a while that was originally written as a Die Hard movie – if it seemed weird to you that John McClane was flipping cars … Continue reading

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I Have A Film History Problem

The first step is admitting it. The next step is never, ever letting any grad school know that this is kind of how I process silent cinema. Kind of. A little bit. Okay, a lot.   To be fair, it’s … Continue reading

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MovieBoozer Report: Up

Another drinky review! I’m writing a lot of these right now, which is perhaps why the poor blog has suffered a rash of .gifs this week. But later today or tomorrow, I will have something more substantive to offer, I … Continue reading

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What Downton Abbey And James Bond Have In Common, Besides, You Know, Britain

Very very low on the list of bizarre things that happened at the Golden Globes last night – or as I like to call them, the Drinky Oscars – watching Daniel Craig and Adele high-five (from now on I am … Continue reading

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Ten Things About Film

10. Film is a purposeful manipulation of space and time. At least a part of its appeal is that film allows us to see a world in a way that need not be bounded by the constraints of human vision or earth physics. … Continue reading

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