Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Resources for December 7, 2016

Anderson, Ariston. "Last Tango in Paris Cinematographer: Nothing Happened During the Shooting.'" The Hollywood Reporter (December 6, 2016)

Beauvoir, Simon de. The Second Sex. Trans. Constance Borde. Vintage, 2011.

Chen, Adrian. "The Propaganda About Russian Propaganda." The New Yorker (December 1, 2016)

Dimaggio, Anthony. "Post-Fact Politics: Reviewing the History of Fake News and Propaganda." Counterpunch (December 6, 2016)

Frezza, L.J. "What Does Blue Sound Like?" Keyframe (Posted on Vimeo: July 2016)

Jancovic, Jovana. "Strange Things Happen When You Get Too Rich." Movie Mezzanine (December 5, 2016)

Woolf, Nicky. "Portland to vote on taxing companies if CEO earns 100 times more than staff." The Guardian (December 5, 2016)

Young, Iris Marion. On Female Body Experience: Throwing Like a Girl and Other Essays. Oxford University Press, 2005.


Steve McQueen and Dr. Cornel West on Paul Robeson, Art, and Politics from Whitney Museum of American Art on Vimeo.





Blue (UK: Derek Jarman, 1993)




Blue (UK: Derek Jarman, 1993: 79 mins)

Blue Critics Round Up (Ongoing Archive)

Clark, Jim. "Blue." Jim's Reviews (June 24, 2008)

Fowler, Darren. "Step Into a Blue Funk: Transversal Color and Derek Jarman 's Blue." Scholar Works @ Georgia State University (August 12, 2014)

Frezza, L.J. "What Does Blue Sound Like?" Keyframe (Posted on Vimeo: July 2016)

Hoyle, Brian. "Great Directors: Derek Jarman." Senses of Cinema #43 (May 2007)

Leaver-Yap, Isa. "Notes from the Interior: Moyra Davey’s Notes on Blue." Crosscuts (June 1, 2015)

Risselada, Brian, Josh Ryan and Max Slobodin. "Queer Cinema." Syndromes and a Cinema #5 (May 17, 2013)

Sobchack, Vivian. "Fleshing out the image: Phenomenology, Pedagogy, and Derek Jarman's Blue." CINEMA: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image #3 (2012)

Sowell, Adam. "The Problematic Reception of Sound And Vision in Derek Jarman’s Blue." Celluloid Wicker Man (June 6, 2013)

Stuebner, Anton. "Derek Jarman: Super 8." Art Practical (April 9, 2015)

Tafoya, Scout. "The Post-Punk Cinema Manifesto." Keyframe (September 10, 2015)












Resources for December 6, 2016

"I know by own experience how, from a stranger met by chance, there may come an irresistible appeal which overturns the habitual perspective just as a gust of wind might tumble down the panels of a stage set - what had seemed near becomes infinitely remote and what had seemed distant seems to be close." - Gabriel Marcel, "On the Ontological Mystery" quoted by Sarah Bakewell in At the Existentialist Cafe: 132.

Denniss, Richard and Julie Nelson. "It's the Economists, Stupid." Ideas (November 28, 2016) ["Interest rates. Unemployment. GDP. Markets. Austerity measures. Economists tell us what we, as societies, can and can't afford. But how do they decide? What values are at play? IDEAS producer Mary O'Connell speaks with two economists about how modern mantras on the economy limit our choices and shut down civic debate."]

Edwards, David. "Fake News about 'Fake News': The Media Performance Pyramid." Media Lens (December 5, 2016)

Koski, Genevieve, et al. "Suicide Squad / The Dirty Dozen, Pt. 1." The Next Picture Show #39 (August 9, 2016) ["David Ayer has characterized his new entry in the DC Expanded Universe, SUICIDE SQUAD, as a modern take on Robert Aldrich's THE DIRTY DOZEN, a 1967 war/heist film that set the standard for movies about a band of criminals teaming up to take on a greater evil. In this half of the conversation, we put THE DIRTY DOZEN's violence and attitude toward war in historical context, and tangle with the film's difficult morality."]

---. "Suicide Squad / The Dirty Dozen, Pt. 2." The Next Picture Show #40 (August 11, 2016) ["Our comparison of bad-guys-doing-good films continues with THE DIRTY DOZEN’s ultra-modern, ultra-messy progeny, the new DC Extended Universe entry SUICIDE SQUAD. We try to make sense of the many issues plaguing the newer film, and decipher how the two films each come down on the ideas of villainy and leadership."]

Mandelbaum, Randel F. "The 9 Best Reactions to the House Science Committee’s Breitbart Tweet." Scientific American (December 2, 2016)

Peabody, Fred. "All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone." Film School (November 4, 2016) ["ALL GOVERNMENTS LIE: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone is a timely documentary for audiences who are increasingly seeking alternatives to news media owned by large corporations. News events and journalistic trailblazers stretching over many decades are linked together to tell this important story. This film will resonate with audiences in the US and worldwide, as news media ownership increasingly falls into the hands of a few giant corporations."]

Yancy, George. "I Am a Dangerous Professor." The New York Times (November 30, 2016)

Yates, Michael. "Vietnam: The War That Won't Go Away." Counterpunch (December 5, 2016)



ALL GOVERNMENTS LIE: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone (Trailer) from WhitePinePictures on Vimeo.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Resources for December 4, 2016

"'True philosophy needs communion to come into existence,' he wrote and added, 'Uncommunicativeness in a philosopher is virtually a criterion of the untruth of his thinking.'" -- The Philosopher Karl Jaspers quoted by Sarah Bakewell in At the Existentialist Cafe : 83.

"Army will not grant easement for Dakota Access Pipeline crossing." US Army (December 4, 2016)
Bush, John. "Teach Your Children Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants with this Creative Board Game." The Homestead Guru (December 2016)

D'anna, Becky, James Hancock and Jacob Rivera. "Woody." Wrong Reel #205 (November 2016) ["Wide ranging discussion of his comedies prefaced by some clear analysis of his personal controversies"]

Fleur, Nicholas St. "Four New Names Officially Added to the Periodic Table." The New York Times (December 1, 2016)

Fox, Jeremy C. "Un Maricon Brillante: The Films of Pedro Almodovar." Pajiba (July 12, 2006)

Hauck, Dennis. "Too Late." The Treatment (August 10, 2016) ["Director Dennis Hauck joins Elvis Mitchell to discuss the importance of Techniscope and the 1962 film Carnival of Souls in his directorial debut Too Late."]

Koski, Genevieve, et al. "Contact / Arrival. Pt. 1." The Next Picture Show (November 29, 2016) ["This week, we look to the skies to consider two films about the difficulty of communication between worlds, and the inward journeys involved in looking to the stars. Inspired by Denis Villeneuve’s new ARRIVAL, we begin with an in-depth discussion of an earlier film with which it shares many thematic and narrative elements: Robert Zemeckis' 1997 Carl Sagan adaptation CONTACT. We consider the film’s ambition, dissect its blockbuster qualities, and try to determine what makes this unwieldy, emotional movie work so well, almost despite itself. (Spoiler: It’s mostly Jodie Foster.)"]

---. "Contact / Arrival, Pt. 2." The Next Picture Show (December 1, 2016) ["Our conversation about movies about talking to aliens moves to the present with Denis Villeneuve’s new ARRIVAL, which hits many of the same narrative points as CONTACT, but points them in a different emotional direction. We talk about our reactions to the newer film, and how its ideas about science, communication, and emotion compare with CONTACT’s."]


Friday, December 2, 2016

Resources for December 2, 2016

"The 10 Best Books of 2016." The New York Times (December 1, 2016)

Bruggers, James. "Green River Dam at Mammoth Cave Parks Fails." Courier-Journal (November 30, 2016)

Hayes, Harry. "You Better Take Cover." See Hear #31 (August 7, 2016)

Kilpatrick, Connor. "Everybody Hates Cornel West." Jacobin #23 (November 2016)

Monbiot, George. "Frightened by Donald Trump? You don’t know the half of it." The Guardian (November 30, 2016)

O'Falt, Chris. "How Drunk Astrophysicists Inspired Arrival Scribe Eric Heisserer to Become a Screenwriter." Filmmaker Toolkit (November 21, 2016)

Prasad, Sonali, et al. "Obama's Dirty Secret: The Fossil Fuel Projects the US Littered Around the World." The Guardian (December 1, 2016)

Puschak, Evan. "Donald Trump: Magician-In-Chief." (Posted on Youtube: November 30, 2016)

Taibbi, Matt. "The 'Washington Post' 'Blacklist' Story Is Shameful and Disgusting." Rolling Stone (November 29, 2016)

"We just got the first real evidence of a strange quantum distortion in empty space." Science Alert (December 1, 2016)





Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Resources for November 30, 2016

Ayer, David and David Hart. "Fury and Justice." Pop Culture Case Study #161 (August 4, 2016) ["In 
this episode, Dave discusses Justice in its many forms, both in normal society and in the military. More importantly, he is joined by Berook of the Cinema Bun Podcast to talk about David Ayer's opus, FURY ..."]

Braier, Natasha. "'I'm Like a Flare Hunter': On The Neon Demon." Filmmaker (November 30, 2016)

Cargill, C. Robert and Brian Salisbury. "One Junky Summer: Manhunter." Junk Food Cinema (August 4, 2016)

Cassidy, Brendan, J.D. Duran and Vince Leo. Captain Fantastic, Hunt for the Wilderpeople." InSession Film (August 5, 2016)

Gooley, Tristan. "The Lost Art of Natural Navigation." Radio West (November 23, 2016)  ["Nowadays, there are all kinds of devices to help us find our way through the world. But before all that stuff, before even cartography, humankind was navigating with nature as the guide. The adventurer Tristan Gooley is committed to recovering and teaching the lost arts natural navigation. Rocks, trees, grass, ducks, puddles, clouds, and the wind are all compass hands to him. Gooley joins us Wednesday to share what he’s learned about natural navigation and the joys of learning nature’s subtle signs. Tristan Gooley is the author of several books about natural navigation, including The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs and his newest, How to Read Water. He is the only living person to have piloted small aircraft and sailed single-handedly across the Atlantic, and he’s a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation and the Royal Geographical Society."]

Hans, Simran. "Mike Drop – How Channing Tatum and President Obama redrew the template for masculinity." Little White Lies (November 6, 2016)

Powers, John. "Movie Monsters, Monster Movies And Why 'Godzilla' Endures." Fresh Air (May 2, 2014)

Rizov, Vadim. "Under the Skin and the Problem with the Adjective Kubrickian." Filmmaker (April 28, 2014)








Monday, November 28, 2016

McCabe & Mrs. Miller (USA: Robert Altman, 1971)




McCabe & Mrs. Miller (USA: Robert Altman, 1971: 120 mins)

Auberjonis, René and Joan Tewkesbury. "The Star Power of Warren Beatty and Julie Christie." Current (October 11, 2016)

Boyer, Thomas. "McCabe & Mrs. Miller: Genre, Voice, and Virtual History." Kino 5.1 (2014)

Christgau, Robert. "Stranger Songs: The Music of Leonard Cohen in McCabe & Mrs. Miller." Current (October 5, 2016)

Danks, Adrian. "Just Some Jesus Looking for a Manger: McCabe & Mrs. Miller." Senses of Cinema #9 (September 2000)

Ebert, Roger. "Great Movie: McCabe & Mrs. Miller." Chicago Sun-Times (November 14, 1999)

McGee, Patrick. From Shane to Kill Bill: Rethinking the Western. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2007.[Professor has copy]

McKnight, Brent. "On Robert Altman's Subversive Anti-Western, McCabe & Mrs. Miller." Pop Matters (November 21, 2016)

Phipps, Keith and Scott Tobias. "McCabe & Mrs. Miller: Profound Pessimism and Leonard Cohen Kindness." The Dissolve (September 30, 2014)

Rebanal, Jaime. "McCabe and Mrs. Miller." (Posted on Letterboxd: January 3, 2016)

"Remembering Leonard Cohen." Current (November 11, 2016)

Rich, Nathaniel. "McCabe & Mrs. Miller: Showdowns." Current (October 13, 2016)

Santos, Steven. "McCabe & Mrs. Miller: A Video Essay." (Posted on Vimeo: 2010)

Self, Robert. "Great Directors: Robert Altman." Senses of Cinema #34 (February 2005)

Suave, Zico. "McCabe & Mrs. Miller: The Conflicted 60s/70s Culture." The Artifice (May 23, 2014)

Tafoya, Scout. "The Post-Punk Cinema Manifesto." Keyframe (September 10, 2015)

Wessels, Chelsea. "McCabe & Mrs. Miller." Library of Congress (ND)























Resources for November 28, 2016

Alwan, Wes, et al. "Alexis de Tocqueville on Democracy in America." The Partially Examined Life #152 (November 21, 2016) ["Democracy is in peril! So said Tocqueville in 1835 and 1840 when Democracy is America was published, and so would he likely say now. Democracy is always just one demagogue away from stripping us of our liberties, though certain structural and cultural features can make that more or less likely. Tocqueville liked our spirit of volunteerism, our civic activeness, our energy and inventiveness and competitiveness, and the pervasiveness of religion (at the time) in American culture. But he didn't like our groupthink, our tendencies toward materialism and caring only about our own small circle (what he called "individualism"), our lack of philosophical curiosity, and was in favor of a strong separation between church and state. He thought that people in a democracy value equality over freedom, and that in the absence of a strong spiritual countervailing force, we'd spend more energy pursuing material comfort and so would be more likely to allow a tyrant who promises this to us to take control. He also feared the rise of a new aristocracy out of the business world, with bosses becoming the new de facto lords. Then again, he also feared a race war and thought for sure that if the South tried to secede, the federal government would be too weak to prevent this, so there's that."]

Buckler, Dana. "Point Break (1991)." H.I.T.M? (August 9, 2016)

Eggert, Brian. "Moonlight (2016)." Deep Focus Review (November 20, 2016)

Emmons, Alex. "Newly-Released Documents Confirm Bureau of Prisons Visit to CIA Torture Site in Afghanistan." The Intercept (November 25, 2016)

Kayyali, Dia. "Getting Started with Digital Security: Tips and Resources for Activists." Witness (November 2016)

Koski, Genvieve, et al. "In the Mood for Love / Moonlight, Part 1." The Next Picture Show #51 (November 22, 2016) ["Inspired by one of the year’s biggest indie sensations, Barry Jenkins’ MOONLIGHT, we’re looking at another highly romanticized tale of unrequited love: Wong Kar-wai’s beautiful 2000 film IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE. In this half, we talk about how affecting LOVE’s central non-love-story is - and why - and consider how the film reflects Wong’s improvisational methods and his desire to create a dreamlike return to the Hong Kong of his childhood."]

---. "In the Mood for Love / Moonlight, Part 2." The Next Picture Show #52 (November 24, 2016) ["Our discussion of lyrical portraits of unrequited love turns its attention to Barry Jenkins’ MOONLIGHT, the look and feel of which—the final third in particular—recalls the bittersweet tone of Wong Kar-Wai’s IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE. We share our reactions to MOONLIGHT, and consider the two films’ shared qualities, including their use of unusual framing and the thematic importance placed on food."]

Orr, Christopher. "Love Actually Is the Least Romantic Film of All Time." The Atlantic (December 6, 2013)

Perlstein, Rick, et al. "Ghosts." On the Media (November 25, 2016) ["A special hour on memory, both historical and personal, and how what we remember shapes our world."]

Schamus, James. "Indignation." The Treatment (August 3, 2016)  ["As the former CEO of Focus Features, James Schamus has been instrumental behind the scenes launching films like Brokeback Mountain and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, often involving his long-time screenwriting partner Ang Lee. He has now tried his hand at directing in his debut Indignation, the adaptation of Philip Roth's book of the same name. Schamus visits The Treatment to discuss his first time working directly with the camera and actors as well as going to great lengths in properly reflecting the essence of the 1950's."]



Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Brazil (UK: Terry Gilliam, 1985)




Brazil (UK: Terry Gilliam, 1985: 132 mins)

"The Battle of Brazil Begins." Current (December 6, 2012)

"Behind the Scenes of Brazil." Current (December 3, 2016)

Brazil Critics Round Up (Ongoing Archive)

Cheney, Matthew. "Terry Gilliam: The Triumph of Fantasy." IndieWire (October 1, 2014)

Dimond, Andy. "Brattle Theatre Film Notes: Brazil." Brattle Film Foundation (ND)

Eggert, Brian. "Brazil (1985)." Deep Focus Review (December 2, 2012)

Gilliam, Holly. "Magnificent Obsessions: The timeless dystopian vision of Terry Gilliam's Brazil." Moving Image Source (June 15, 2011)

Gilliam, Terry. "Brazil and Twelve Monkeys." Moving Image Source (January 6, 1996)

Gilliam, Terry, Tom Stoppard and Charles McKeon. "Brazil Screenplay." (October 1983)

Hamel, Keith James. "Modernity and Mise-en-scene: Terry Gilliam and Brazil." Images #6 (May 1998)

James, Clive. "Terry Gilliam." Cultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories From History and the Arts. NY: W.W. Norton & Co., 2007: 171-179. [Professor has copy]

Matthews, Jack. "Brazil." Current (September 27, 1999)

Morgan, David. "Brazil Script Development: An analysis of screenplays and treatments for the Terry Gilliam film created by Gilliam, Charles Alverson, Charles McKeown and Tom Stoppard." Wide Angle/Closeup (2012)

---. "The Evolution of Brazil." Current (December 14, 2012)

Novalia, Wikke. "Brazil (1985): 'It's Only a State of Mind.'" (Written for AthensUPM59 Course: December 2, 2011)

Rogers, Richard A. "1984 to Brazil: From the Pessimism of Reality to the Hope of Dreams." Text and Performance Quarterly 10 (1990): 34-46.

Sterritt, David. "Brazil: A Great Place to Visit, Wouldn't Want to Live There." Current (December 4, 2012)

Tafoya, Scout. "The Post-Punk Cinema Manifesto." Keyframe (September 10, 2015)

Taylor, Rumsey. "Great Directors: Terry Gilliam." Senses of Cinema #29 (December 2003)

Thurland, Jack. "Terry Gilliam's Brazil." L@B Notes (July 26, 2014)

Vaughan, Brian K. "One Scene: Brazil." Current (October 19, 2011)

Wheeler, Ben. "Reality is What You Can Get Away With: Fantastic Imaginings, Rebellion, and Control in Terry Gilliam's Brazil." Critical Survey 17.1 (2005): 95-108.

Yuen, Isaac. "Escape to Happiness and Insanity: Gilliam's Brazil." Ekostories (February 8, 2013)





















Resources for November 22, 2016

Appelbaum, Yoni and Daniel Lombrosi. "'Hail Trump!': White Nationalists Salute the President Elect." The Atlantic (November 21, 2016) ["Video of an alt-right conference in Washington, D.C., where Trump’s victory was met with cheers and Nazi salutes."]

Brown, Aileen. "Medics Describe How Police Sprayed Standing Rock Demonstrators with Tear Gas and Water Cannons." The Intercept (November 21, 2016)

"College & University Presidents Call for U.S. to Uphold and Continue DACA." Pomona College (November 21, 2016)

Dunlop, R.G. "Former Jail Deputy Pleads Guilty to Jail Beating." Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting (November 22, 2016)

Hurne, Mark, Keith Silva and Aaron West. "Blood Simple." Criterion Close-Up #56 (November 21, 2016) ["The film cannot be viewed without the exploring the context of the Coen library and their successful career to follow, but it stands alone as a debut film that sets the stage for their style. We focus quite a bit on the noir aspect, how they were going for a specific aesthetic that shows their film heritage. We evaluate why this film works, how these neophytes meticulously crafted a slow burning art film at the height of the 1980s mainstream blockbusters."]

Hurst, Dwight, et al. "Lantana." The Last New Wave (August 1, 2016)

Linehan, Adam. "Where Evil Resides: Veterans ‘Deploy’ To Standing Rock To Engage The Enemy — The US Government." Task & Purpose (November 21, 2016)

Muller, and Nate Zoebl. "Arrival (2016)." Psycho Drive-In (November 13, 2016)

"Umberto Eco Makes a List of the 14 Common Features of Fascism." Open Culture (November 22, 2016)



The Occupation of the American Mind [Trailer] from Media Education Foundation on Vimeo.


Monday, November 21, 2016

Yella (Germany: Christian Petzold, 2007)




Yella (Germany: Christian Petzold, 2007: 89 mins)

Abel, Marco. "The Cinema of Identification Gets on My Nerves: An Interview with Christian Petzold." Cineaste 33.3 (Summer 2008)

---. "German Desire in the Age of Venture Capitalism." Cinema Guild (ND)

Darke, Chris. "Yella." Film Comment (May/June 2008)

Fisher, Jaimey. "Great Directors: Christian Petzold." Senses of Cinema (July 2013)

Dillard, Clayton. "Jaimey Fisher's Christian Petzold." Slant (January 12, 2014)

Gueneli, Berna. "Is Contemporary German Filmmaking Beyond a Cinema of Consensus?" H-Net (September 2013)

Harvey, Dennis. "Christian Petzold’s Perilous Transitions: Barbara builds suspense with restraint." Keyframe (January 15, 2016)

Lee, Kevin B. "Deceptive Surfaces: The brilliantly no-nonsense filmmaking of Christian Petzold." Keyframe (January 15, 2016)

Phillips, Craig. "German Precision in a World Gone Haywire: The Films of Christian Petzold." Keyframe (August 5, 2011)





Resources for November 20, 2016

Adams, Sam. "The Rule Book – Bridge of Spies and the shifting Constitutional battleground." Little White Lies (November 11, 2016) ["Steven Spielberg’s spy drama is an important reminder that being American is not a matter of where you were born but what you believe."]

Ayres, Jedidiah, et al. "Mulholland Dr (2001)." The Projection Booth #296 (November 8, 2016) ["David Lynch's Mulholland Drive (2001) lived a double life as a television pilot and feature film. A neo-noir that plays with themes of identity, roleplaying, and obsession, the film stars Naomi Watts as innocent ingénue Betty Elms and Laura Elena Harring as Rita, a woman with a past hidden from herself. Mike talks to Patrick Fischler and Laura Harring about their roles in Mulholland Drive (and a lot more). Professor Erik Marshall and author Jedidiah Ayres help elucidate the mystery of Mulholland Drive."]

Chow, Galvin P. "Fight Club: The Return of Hobbes." Metaphilm (March 11, 2001)

Gross-Loh, Christine. "A Better Way to Teach History." The Atlantic (February 8, 2016) ["One professor is borrowing a method from Harvard Business School to engage students and inspire better decision-making skills."]

Hamilton, James T. "The Economics of Investigative Journalism." The Source (October 26, 2016)  ["In journalism, there are five W's: who, what, when, where and the most important - who is paying for this? How does the market transform muckraking information into a sustainable news product? What happens when editors and publishers don't see the economic value of the big scoop?"]

"Introduction to the Podcast and Australia Cinema." The Last New Wave (July 30, 2016)

Longley, Michael. "The Vitality of Ordinary Things." On Being (November 3, 2016) ["To reassert the liveliness of ordinary things, precisely in the face of what is hardest and most broken in life and society — this has been Michael Longley’s gift to Northern Ireland as one of its foremost living poets. He is a voice for all of us now, wise and winsome about the force of words in a society that has moved away from sectarianism in living memory. A profound conversation before an adoring crowd at The MAC Belfast."]

Mayer, Sophie. "Don't Hardly Know Them." Literal (November 20, 2016)

Minsker, Evan. "DJ /rupture Releases Mixtape Inspired by the Film The Act of Killing." Pitchfork (April 28, 2014) ["Stage Boundary Songs is a "musical response" to the Oscar-nominated documentary"]

Rothman, Joshua. "How To Restore Your Faith in Democracy." The New Yorker (November 11, 2016) ["In dark times, it’s tempting to give up on politics. The philosopher Charles Taylor explains why we shouldn’t."]