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Books to Phlog

Understanding Jaques EllulUnderstanding Jacques Ellul, by Greenman, Schuchardt, and Toly, will be of special interest to Metaphilm readers as Jacques Ellul understood cinema as one of the chief tools of propaganda used by the state to distract the masses from that which matters.


Friday, February 20, 2009

Is Rinko Kikuchi the Japanese Louise Brooks?

Overedited but interesting: “screen tests” with Rosario Dawson, Rinko Kikuchi, Katie Holmes and others.  My favorite piece of Kikuchi’s wisdom:  “Happiness is when the book I am reading is really good.”  That’s a movie actor saying that.

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

We told you this already about Fight Club and The Matrix

But you wouldn’t listen.  Here’s another um, uh… amazingly ham-fisted entry.  We will drag you, kicking and screaming.  And in the end, you will thank us.  Sheesh.

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