Saturday, June 29, 2002
A Beautiful Mind1984-Big Brother is Watching

A Beautiful Mind

Return to 1984

John Nash is Winston Smith from Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four. Don’t worry, Winston. Big Brother is here to help you.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Documenting Rural Poverty

A moving near-documentary of rural poverty, says this Amazon reviewer.

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Fritz Lang's Metropolis, 1927

Metropolis (1927)

Workers of the world, do it again.

This is the twentieth century of the mind. Memories forever.

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PaNYC Room

Panic Room

Home Alone 4?

Life in the Big City, as seen by young optimists who leave small towns to follow their dreams.

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Friday, June 21, 2002
Metropolis 2001 (poster)

Metropolis (2001)

Pure as the Driven Snow

Love (or something) in the ruins. Ever since Little Boy, Japan and the U.S. have been co-enablers in a mutual identity problem.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2002
The Royal Tenenbaums

The Royal Tenenbaums

The Commodification of Memory

Let us sell you your memories.

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Saturday, June 01, 2002
Legally Blonde

Legally Blonde

The Cult of the Everyman

Hollywood’s love letter to the left brain: “Interpret Me!”

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Books to Phlog

Book cover of Walker Percy's the Moviegoer at FiftyWalker Percy’s The Moviegoer at Fifty: New Takes on an Iconic American Novel has just been released from LSU Press. This well-received collection of twelve new essays includes a contribution from Jonathan Potter and Read Mercer Schuchardt revisiting “The Moviegoer’s Cinematic References.”

This is the first critical work devoted solely to Percy’s debut novel. Coinciding with the centenary of his birth, this collection offers fresh perspectives that underscore the novel’s ongoing relevance.

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