Thursday, September 29, 2005
2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey

Stargazers, Navelgazers

The search for an answer makes a monkey of us all.

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Other Recent Long Stuff

A Serious Man
Up
Sympathy for the Devil
Watchmen
The Maltese Falcon
Neo’s Passport
The Dark Knight
A Copy of a Copy of a Copy
The Dreamers
The Dreamers

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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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Sexy Beast

Lee Siegel has a recent piece on Greta Garbo entitled “Sexy Beast” in The New Republic (sorry, subscribers only). Siegel’s best line is, “Americans want movies to suddenly light up their darkened theaters, as if being alone with your imagination were an untrustworthy enterprise; Europeans like (or used to like) dark-hued films that keep their imaginations glowing in the dark.” Seems as if our own Kirby and Etienne made this point a while back.

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