Wednesday, January 05, 2011
Knight and Day posterInception poster

Knight and Day vs. Inception

More Than This

Knight and Day delivers all the profundity that Inception only promises.

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Sunday, January 02, 2011
Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko

Explaining the Madness

A new theory to help the viewer unravel the cult classic.

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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.


Friday, January 28, 2011

Fox In Socks, FAST

And you thought superfastreader was quick: this girl reads fast.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

600 Million Years Not Enough Preparation for Avatar 2

Walter Murch lays down the law on why 3D cannot, and will not, ever, work. 

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Monday, January 24, 2011

The Pope On The Social Network

He’s not commenting on the film, but the phenomenon, which is interesting enough.

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Inception As Pre-Marital Warning

“Honestly, the most profound statement the picture could be seen as making is that French broads are crazy, and one ought think twice about marrying and/or having children with them.

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Inception: The Architecture, Visualized

Rick Slusher’s useful visualization of the architecture of Inception:  five levels, eight characters, changing perception of time.  Not sure he has Mal located properly, and the film starts in Limbo not Reality, but the graphic is still potentially useful for your own analysis in keeping track of the various elements.  One data point that needs continuous tracking and is not presented here:  whose dream are we in from level to level, and does that stay consistent from scene to scene?

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Monday, January 17, 2011

Defying the Elite

A.O. Scott tries to give up “meta” for the new year, and fails.  We are greatly relieved.

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I Am Jack’s Inevitable Mash-Up

Well, we knew it was only a matter of time before someone made the YouTube version of Galvin Chow’s famous Fight Club interpretation.

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Monday, January 10, 2011

Another Great One, Gone.

Japanese actress Hideko Takamine has died.  Many of her films are available through Netflix, although Floating Clouds is not. 

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Thursday, January 06, 2011

Get Thee Soon to a Screening of This Rare Film

Walker Percy: A Documentary Film is coming out officially on January 26th, but you can see it screened at one of these few locations this very semester if you’re lucky. 

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Monday, January 03, 2011

No Country for Old Men

An undated letter to the editor on Roger Ebert’s site includes a thoughtful interpretation of No Country for Old Men (h/t reader Kyle Spangle).

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