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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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Patience, Time, And Television Storytelling

The demands of television – what viewers expect and don’t expect out of it – warps narrative storytelling in weird ways. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, because what else am I do to without 30 Rock,? Short … Continue reading

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In Which I Talk About Girls And Expose My White Hollywood Film Bias

So. I avoided watching Girls for the same reason that I avoided Sex and the City bonding sessions with my mother back when I was home every weekend of high school. I didn’t find that much to relate to. Part … Continue reading

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Django Unchained and Awkward Southern Feelings

Regionalism, like a mythic beast stirring from the Ocean’s restless depths, pops up sometimes in unexpected places. Django Unchained owes far more to the Spaghetti Western than any representation of the Antebellum South in any respect you’d care to name. … 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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