Monday, October 22, 2001
Mulholland Drive

Mulholland Drive

This Is Not a Movie

David Lynch makes a two-hour intro to literary theory. Who needs “ceci n’est pas une pipe”? We have “no hay banda.”

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Monday, October 08, 2001
The Siege

The Siege

A Blockbuster Mourning

September 11,  2001 was like watching a movie. This is what we were watching.

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Monday, October 01, 2001
Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor

Life Tastes Good

The CEO of Coca-Cola lauds director Michael Bay for sacralizing their product.

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Books to Phlog

Understanding Jaques EllulUnderstanding Jacques Ellul, by Greenman, Schuchardt, and Toly, will be of special interest to Metaphilm readers as Jacques Ellul understood cinema as one of the chief tools of propaganda used by the state to distract the masses from that which matters.


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