Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Resources for July 22, 2014

Ventura, Elbert. "Lost at Sea: Captain Phillips." Reverse Shot #33 (2013)

Surowiecki, James. "Moaning Moguls." The New York Times (July 7, 2014)

Top Films of 2013

Dialogic Cinephilia Jukebox

Chrish Hedges: Journalist/War Correspondent (Peace and Conflict Studies Archive)

Chris Hedges: Journalist/War Correspondent (Peace and Conflict Studies Archive)

Biographical Resources and Hedges' Columns:

Wikipedia: Chris Hedges

TruthDig: Chris Hedges' Column

Common Dreams: Chris Hedges' Articles

The Nation: Chris Hedges' Articles

Resources by and about Chris Hedges:

"Chris Hedges and the Mythology of War." Dialogic (November 21, 2004)

Dapier, Jarrett. "Atheisms Unholy Trinity." In These Times (May 20, 2008)

Graeber, David. "Concerning the Violent Peace-Police: An Open Letter to Chris Hedges." N + 1 (Reposted on Dialogic February 9, 2012 with an introduction by Michael Dean Benton and additional resources about the controversy)

Hedges, Chris. "America's Democratic Collapse." AlterNet (June 2, 2008)

---. "America the Illiterate." Truthdig (November 10, 2008)

---. "Calling All Rebels." Common Dreams (March 8, 2010)

---. "The Christian Fascists Are Growing Stronger." Truthdig (June 7, 2010)

---. "The Collapse of Globalization." Truthdig (March 28, 2011)

---. "Collateral Damage: America's War Against Iraqi Civilians." Weekly Signals (July 8, 2008)

---. "Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt." Law and Disorder Radio (July 30, 2012)

---. "The Death of the Liberal Class." (Produced by The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy NY, this event was co-sponsored by Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace: October 17, 2010 -- posted on Youtube)

---. "The Death of Truth." TruthDig (May 5, 2013)

---. "Dems Owe Chicago Public Teachers Support for "Most Important Labor Action in Decades" Democracy Now (September 11, 2012)

---. "Go to Pittsburgh, Young Man, and Defy Your Empire." Truthdig (August 31, 2009)

---. "The Left Has Nowhere to Go." Truthdig (January 3, 2011)

---. "A Master Class On Occupation." Truthdig (October 31, 2011)

---. Neoliberalism and Its Effects in the Modern USA." Unwelcome Guests (September 28, 2012)

---. "No Other Way Out." Truthdig (February 28, 2011)

---. "On 9/11, Touring U.S. Economic Disaster Zones in Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt." Democracy Now (September 11, 2012)

---. "On American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War On America." Democracy Now (February 19, 2007)

---. "On War." The New York Review of Books (December 16, 2004)

---. "Power Concedes Nothing Without a Demand." Truthdig (March 2011)

---. "A Prophecy Worth Watching." Truthdig (June 13, 2010)

---. "Ralph Nader Was Right About Obama." Truthdig (March 1, 2010)

---. "Reinterpreting War." On the Media (July 2, 2010)

---. "The Rise of Gonzo Porn Is the Latest Sign of America's Cultural Apocalypse." AlterNet (July 30, 2009)

---. "The Truth Alone Will Set You Free." Truthdig (June 29, 2009)

---. "Turning King's Dream Into a Nightmare." Common Dreams (January 18, 2010)

---. "The Unsilenced Voice of a Long Distance Revolutionary." TruthDig (December 9, 2012)

---. "The Victims of Pornography." Truthdig (October 11, 2009)

---. "War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning." (University of California TV November 2004: video posted on Youtube)

---. "War is Betrayal: Persistent Myths of Combat." Boston Review (July/August 2012)

---. "War is Sin." Truthdig (June 1, 2009)

---. "We’re Losing the Last Shreds of Legal Rights to Protect Ourselves from Oligarchy." RINF (May 8, 2014)

---. "Why the United States Is Destroying Its Education System." Common Dreams (April 11, 2011)

Hedges, Chris and Cornel West. "The People vs.Goldman Sachs." Dangerous Minds (November 6, 2011)

Hedges, Chris and Hamza Yusuf. "Does God Love War? (A Dialog on Religion and the State)." Unwelcome Guests #306 (May 14, 2006)

Hedges, Chris and James Wright. "Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt." Lannan Podcasts (December 3, 2012)

Hedges, Chris, Jim Powell and Tim Maby. "Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco: drawing America's invisible poor - audio slideshow." The Guardian (July 12, 2012)

Hedges, Chris, Vandana Shiva and Robert Sheer. "On Liberalism, Economy, and Corporate Domination." Uprising Radio (October 22, 2010)

Hedges, Chris, et al. "Best of the Left: Compilations of Reports on the Occupy Movement, Pts. 1-7 (September - November, 2011)." (Posted on Dialogic: November 27, 2011)

Popova, Maria. "Obey: How the Rise of Mass Propaganda Killed Populism." Brain Pickings (February 6, 2013)

Thompson, A.K. "Chris Hedges vs. CrimethInc. on Violence: Will We Get the Debate We Deserve?" Truthout (September 12, 2012)

Monday, July 21, 2014

Dialogic Cinephilia Jukebox

[Music for the office]

80 Songs by The Brian Jonestown Massacre

10,000 Days by Tool

Abbey Road by The Beatles

Acid Music for Acid People by Liquid Sound Company

Adore by Smashing Pumpkins

After the Rain by Muddy Waters

Animals by Pink Floyd

Audioslave by Audioslave

The B-52s by The B-52s

The Bends by Radiohead

Best I by The Smiths

The Best of by Joy Division

The Best of by Radiohead

The Best of, Part Two by Radiohead

Bitches Brew by Miles Davis

Black Holes and Revelations by Muse

Bleach by Nirvana

Blood Sugar Sex Magic by Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Broken Circle Breakdown by Various Artists

By the Way by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Collossal Youth by Young Marble Giants

Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd

Deja Vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

Directions to See a Ghost by The Black Angels

Donnie Darko Soundtrack by Various Artists

Exile on Main Street by The Rolling Stones

For Valuska: A Mixtape by Jayne Amara Ross & Frédéric D. Oberland

Genocide & Juice by The Coup

Greatest Hist by The B-52s

Greatest Hits by Electric Light Orchestra

Greatest Hits by Neil Young

Greatest Hits by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Happy Trails by Quicksilver Messenger Service

In the Future by Black Mountain

June 1, 1974 by Kevin Ayers, John Cale, Brian Eno and Nico

Kid A by Radiohead

Kill Bill Soundtrack Vol. I and II by Various Artists

Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin

Let it Bleed by The Rolling Stones

Live Through This by Hole

London Calling by The Clash

Lullabies to Paralyze by Queens of the Stone Age

Marquee Moon by Television

Mermaid Avenue by Billy Bragg and Wilco

Mind Games by John Lennon

Music for Earthworms by Aesop Rock

Naturally by JJ Cale

Nevermind by Nirvana

Oh, Inverted World by The Shins

OK Computer by Radiohead

Parade by Pretty Girls Make Graves [student video for HUM 221]

Paris 1970 by Black Sabbath

Passover by The Black Angels

Peel Sessions 1974 by Eno and the Winkies

Peel Sessions 1979 by The Tubeway Army

Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys

Play by Moby

Radio Retaliation by Thievery Corporation

Red by King Crimson

Reject All American by Bikini Kill

Retrospective by Buffalo Springfield

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders of Mars by David Bowie

Rock n Roll Animal by Lou Reed

Sea Change by Beck

Seventeen Seconds by The Cure

Sing Sing Death House by The Distillers

Songs for the Deaf by Queens of the Stone Age

Standing on a Beach by The Cure

The Stooges by The Stooges

Tea for the Tillerman by Cat Steven

This is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Do by Modest Mouse

Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus by Spirit

Untied by Rhymestein

The Very Best of 1969 to 1973 by David Bowie

The Wall by Pink Floyd

Warsaw by Joy Division

The White Album by The Beatles

Wild Gift by X

Who's Next by The Who

"The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You" by Neko Case

Yankee Hotel Foxtrot by Wilco

Monday, July 14, 2014

Resources for July 14, 2014

Berkerts, Sven, et al. "Revisiting David Foster Wallace’s Boston." Open Source (June 26, 2014)

"In Depth with Reza Aslan." C-SPAN (July 6, 2014) ["Reza Aslan responded to viewer questions and comments on topics such as Islamic fundamentalism, the war on terror, and instability in the Middle East. He is the author of No god but God: The Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam, Beyond Fundamentalism: Confronting Religious Extremism in the Age of Globalization, and Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. "}

The Center for Constitutional Rights: “The history of the Japanese internment, and the ensuing apologies and atonement of each branch of the U.S. government, provide twin lessons. First, infringement of rights on the basis of class membership—race in the World War II era, and religion in this case—is not only inherently injurious but can and does produce injury. Second, a proffered military or police exigency, no matter how great, must be subjected to the strictest of scrutiny on the merits rather than accepted at the threshold as the basis for dismissal of an equal protection claim.” Amicus brief by descendants of Japanese Americans who were subject to internment during World War II, arguing that the Court of Appeals should reverse the district court’s dismissal of a lawsuit, brought by Muslim Advocates and the Center for Constitutional Rights, challenging the blanket surveillance of American Muslims in New Jersey by the NYPD."

Risselada, Brian, Josh Ryan and Max Slobodin. "Shane Carruth." Syndromes and a Cinema #6 (December 8, 2013) ["the films of Shane Carruth, an American director who also wrote, produced, edited, composed the score for, and acted in both of his two films Primer (2004) and Upstream Color (2013)."]

Top Films of 1981

Kuersten, Erich. "CinemArchetype #7: The Shadow." Acidemic (March 8, 2012)

Ventura, Elbert. "State of the Union: Nebraska." Reverse Shot #33 (2013)

Flow: For the Love of Water (USA: Irena Salina, 2008: 93 mins)

Smalley, G. "Antichrist 2009." 366 Weird Movies (December 15, 2010)

Ma, Aliza. "Histories of Violence: A Touch of Sin." Reverse Shot #33 (2013)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Resources for July 10, 2014

Haymarket Books:
This Day in History: On July 10, 1966, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. addressed a crowd of over 35,000 at Chicago's Soldier Field as part of the Chicago Freedom Movement, the most extensive Northern campaign in which King participated. The movement fought for demands to end housing discrimination, for access to jobs, quality education, and more, and was met with a fierce response by local political bosses and many white Chicagoans. Here's a short video on the Chicago campaign

Nelson, Max. "You're the Ones and Zeros for Me: Her." Reverse Shot #33 (2013)

Dialogic Cinephilia archives:

Her (USA: Spike Jonze, 2013)

Snowpiercer (South Korea/USA/France/Czech Republic: Bong Joon-Ho, 2013)

Carvajal, Nelson. "Bong Joon-Ho: Living Images, Moving Frames." Balder & Dash (July 1, 2014)

Begley, Adam. "The John Updike Radio Files." Open Source (July 3, 2014)

epenthesis \ih-PEN-thuh-sis\

noun: the insertion or development of a sound or letter in the body of a word


The "b" in the adjective "nimble" is the result of epenthesis; in Middle English, the word was spelled "nimel."

"When Yogi Bear talks about swiping 'pick-a-nick' baskets in Jellystone Park, it sounds as if he's just having fun, but he's also demonstrating 'epenthesis,' inserting a vowel to avoid the consonants bumping up against each other." — Ruth Walker, The Christian Science Monitor, August 15, 2012

If you say "film" as "FIL-um," with two syllables, you've committed epenthesis. It isn't a punishable offense—in fact, it's not an offense at all. It is simply a natural way to break up an awkward cluster of consonants. It's easier for some people to say "film" as two syllables instead of one, just as it's easier for some to insert a "b" sound into "cummerbund," pronouncing that word as "CUM-ber-bund."

Monday, July 7, 2014

Snowpiercer (South Korea/USA/France/Czech Republic: Bong Joon-Ho, 2013)

Snowpiercer (South Korea/USA/France/Czech Republic: Bong Joon-Ho, 2013: 126 mins)

Carvajal, Nelson. "Bong Joon-Ho: Living Images, Moving Frames." Balder & Dash (July 1, 2014)

Cheney, Matthew. "Total Cinema: Snowpiercer." Indiewire (July 18, 2014)

Hoberman, J. "Revolt on the Polar Express." New York Review of Books (July 1, 2014)

Kohn, Eric. "Is the 'Transformers' Audience Smart Enough for 'Snowpiercer'?" IndieWire (June 25, 2014)

Her (USA: Spike Jonze, 2013)

Her (USA: Spike Jonze, 2013: 126 mins)

Larson, Jordan. "Her and the Complex Legacy of the Female Robot." The Atlantic (December 23, 2013)

Merten, Jacob. "Spike Jonze’s Her and the Essence of Intimacy." Bright Lights Film Journal (February 19, 2014)

Nelson, Max. "You're the Ones and Zeros for Me: Her." Reverse Shot #33 (2013)

Resources for July 7, 2014

Tatar, Maria. "The Great Cauldron of Story: Why Fairy Tales are For Adults Again." On Being (May 8, 2014)

"DC Think Tanks Create New Cold War Tipping Point." Media Roots (May 6, 2014)

Hamburger, Philip and Steven Waldman. "The Long Experiment of American Democracy." On Being (July 3, 2014)

Fritsche, Tom. "2013 Year in Review, Indexed: A viewer’s guide to Keyframe’s 2013 year-end lists." Keyframe (December 31, 2013)

Merten, Jacob. "Spike Jonze’s Her and the Essence of Intimacy." Bright Lights Film Journal (February 19, 2014)

Lucca, Violet. "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty." Reverse Shot #33 (2013)

Josefsson, Kira. "Concerning Violence: An Interview with Goran Hugo Olsson." Press Play (July 3, 2014)

Top Films of 2002

Ehrenstein, David. "How to Remember in a Nation that Forgets: Nicholas Wrathall’s GORE VIDAL: THE UNITED STATES OF AMNESIA shows that strong ideas do survive." Keyframe (June 29, 2014)