Sunday, March 12, 2006
New Vampire Films


Perfect Evolution (and the Buried Soul)

What this year’s four vampire-hybrid films have in common is an overcoming of our oldest fear.

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Sunday, March 05, 2006
Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Adolf Did

Or, Schindler’s List in Slapstick

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Other Recent Long Stuff

A Serious Man
Sympathy for the Devil
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.


Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Another Calvin & Hobbes and Fight Club Connection

Thanks to Thomas Sowell for sending us the link to this one, which reconfirms our original conviction.  In related news, we’re extending the deadline and reupping the call for papers for Fight Club and Philosophy, due to the fact that we received far fewer submissions than promised.  E-mail to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if you’ve got something you’ve always wanted to work on—Chuck Palahniuk has agreed to write the intro, so hit us as hard as you can.

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Monday, March 20, 2006

Sopranos in Drag

Reader Aaron Hoffer sends us a link to an interpretive review of The Sopranos in the Washington Post (12 March 2006), which includes this interesting idea: The mob story, it might be argued, replaced the Western as the great American epic in the last third of the 20th century. As the counterculture was shredding the myth of the West into a million little pieces with movies such as “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” “The Wild Bunch” and even “Midnight Cowboy,” the first two “Godfather” movies were winning Best Picture Oscars. Those films retold the American epic on the urban frontier. “Goodfellas” solidified the idea that “Mafia + Movie = Art.” A story of the American Dream, a sitcom in dramatic drag. A nice read. Thanks, Aaron.

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