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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, June 11, 2008


Barbara Nicolosi: Church of the Masses. “I thought about the movie, what I have always thought about the TV show. Sex in the City is not so much about sex as it is about female friendship. And more particularly, how female friendship allows women to survive their relationships with men.

“I am also always fascinated by how episode after episode—and to a lesser extent the movie—seems to be a Genesis mystery play built around God, rubbing the Divine eyes in the Garden and grimly forecasting to the Woman, “Your desire will be for your husband, and he will Lord it over you.” SATC is nothing if isn’t watching women desperately trying to obtain and then maintain the male focus.”

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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Surfwise Up; Surfwise’s Up

If you do nothing else cinematic this year, try try try to see Surfwise at one of it’s limited engagement screenings.  Or buy it on DVD when it comes out.  Of the 400 films you miss this year, DON’T miss this one. 

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