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How To Be A Great Artist: A 16mm B/W Short

Here’s a short film I made this semester about mimesis, and the artist’s need to actively engage with the world.

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The Conversations: Walter Murch and the Art of Editing Film by Michael Ondaatje

“When it works, film editing — which could just as easily be called ‘film construction’ — identifies and exploits underlying patterns of sound and image that are not obvious on the surface. Putting a film together is, in an ideal … Continue reading

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Find of the Summer: Bulls Balls Bicycles & Actors by Charles Bickford

I found this bad boy ($5) on my latest Book Barn run. To paraphrase Jerry Maguire, this book had me at “Balls.” The seductively-inane summary given on the book’s jacket, though, is what made this purchase a necessity: Written by … Continue reading

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Double Feature — Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work & The Kids Are All Right 

[Last night I saw a documentary about Joan Rivers. Tonight I watched a movie about being raised by two moms. I also downloaded (and am really enjoying) Robyn’s new album. I figure tomorrow I’ll come straight out of the closet … Continue reading

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Spying, Lying, & Timing: Brief Thoughts on SALT 

“[Salt] does all the things I can’t stand in bad movies, and does them in a good one . . .  It’s gloriously absurd.” (Roger Ebert, in his review of Salt) I don’t ask much from action movies. (Increasingly, I’m … Continue reading

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