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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.


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

My History of Violence

A must-read for any Fight Club or media ecology fans out there.  Thanks to Sam Diaz for the link.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A Movie On Your Phone?  Get Real.

David Lynch lays down the law.  Cinephiles take note.

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Thursday, October 02, 2008

Indiana Jones and the Deadly Blather

Notes on the devolution of a franchise” by Peter T. Chattaway in Books & Culture: “Perhaps the most intriguing thing about this series is that, if you watch the films in sequential order—the second film, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), is actually a prequel that takes place one year before Raiders—you can chart a spiritual journey of sorts from paganism to Judaism to Christianity and, now, alas, to some sort of post-religious, pseudo-scientific, New Age sensibility. In a strangely microcosmic and presumably unintentional form, the spiritual journey of Indiana Jones happens to match that of the civilization which produced him.” Thanks to Robert M. Lindsey.

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