Thursday, January 22, 2015

Resources for January 22, 2015




Everything is a Remix Part 2 from Kirby Ferguson on Vimeo.




Hudson, David. "Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper: 'Infuses an ostensibly gung-ho and patriotic story with an underlying pain and melancholy.'” Keyframe (November 12, 2014; updated through January 19, 2015)

"Film Script: Network (1976)." Cutting on the Action (February 16, 2014)

Bordwell, David. "The Viewer’s Share: Models of Mind in Explaining Film." (Personal website: May 2012)

"Film Analysis 2.0." Yale Film Studies (No Date)

O'Hehir, Andrew. American Sniper and the culture wars: Why the movie’s not what you think it is." Salon (January 21, 2015)

"Miriam Bale (Johnny Guitar)." The Cinephiliacs #16 (April 21, 2013)

American Sniper (USA: Clint Eastwood, 2014) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Sabo, Lee Weston. "Radio Raheem Is a Broken Record: Lessons from Do the Right Thing on Its 25th Anniversary." Bright Lights Film Journal (December 12, 2014)

Dirk, Tim. "Film Genres." Film Site (Ongoing Archives)

American Sniper (USA: Clint Eastwood, 2014)




American Sniper (USA: Clint Eastwood, 2014: 132 mins)

American Sniper." Critics Round Up (Ongoing Archive)

Cavanaugh, Jeffrey. "American Sniper: Clint Eastwood’s American Horror Story." Mint Press (January 23, 2015)

Ehrenstein, David. "Oscars 2015: Based on a ‘Truthiness’ Story." Keyframe (January 16, 2015) ["Dramatizing history, taking heat this Oscar season: SELMA, FOXCATCHER, THE IMITATION GAME and AMERICAN SNIPER wrangle with the truth."]

Gibson, S.M. "The Real American Sniper: A Response to the Critics." The Anti-Media (January 22, 2015)

Heath, Glenn, Jr. "On Tour: Clint Eastwood’s Jersey Boys and American Sniper." Notebook (December 23, 2014)

Hudson, David. "Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper: 'Infuses an ostensibly gung-ho and patriotic story with an underlying pain and melancholy.'” Keyframe (November 12, 2014; updated through January 19, 2015)

O'Hehir, Andrew. American Sniper and the culture wars: Why the movie’s not what you think it is." Salon (January 21, 2015)

Taub, Amanda. "Every movie rewrites history. What American Sniper did is much, much worse." Vox (January 22, 2015)

Turner, Brian. "I Served in Iraq, and American Sniper Gets It Right. But It’s Still Not the War Film We Need." Vulture (January 22, 2015)



Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Resources for January 21, 2015

Parkinson, David. "A Crash Course In... Sapphic Cinema." Movie Mail (January 19, 2015)




Churner, Leah. "One Through the Heart: What happened to the Hollywood musical?" Moving Image Source (June 20, 2011)

Heath, Glenn, Jr. "On Tour: Clint Eastwood’s Jersey Boys and American Sniper." Notebook (December 23, 2014)

Finke, Christopher Zumski. "Harry Potter fans – and J.K. Rowling – win a deal to get child labor out of chocolate." Christian Science Monitor (January 20, 2015)





Directors: Chantal Ackerman They Shoot Pictures Don't They (Ongoing Archive)

D'Angelo, Mike. "The highs and lows of High And Low." The Dissolve (February 20, 2014)

Arthuso, Raul and Victor Guimarães. "Each Film is a Laboratory: A conversation with Nicole Brenez." CINÉTICA (February 20, 2014)


Merriam-Webster Word-of-the-Day

pandiculation \pan-dik-yuh-LAY-shun\

noun : a stretching and stiffening especially of the trunk and extremities (as when fatigued and drowsy or after waking from sleep)

Examples

"He was coming on to yawn. His breath sucked in the draught from the window. His shoulders hunched, his legs stretched to their toes, he made claws of his fingers in his hands—a fierce pandiculation of his limbs." — Jamie O'Neill, At Swim, Two Boys, 2001

"Carefully orchestrated pandiculations follow a routine: Lips part, the tongue hunkers down, and muscles in the face, mouth and diaphragm engage as the head tilts back." — Laura Sanders, Science News, May 7, 2011

Cat and dog owners who witness daily their pets' methodical body stretching upon awakening might wonder if there is a word to describe their routine—and there is: pandiculation. Pandiculation (which applies to humans too) is the medical term for the stretching and stiffening of the trunk and extremities, often accompanied by yawning, to arouse the body when fatigued or drowsy. The word comes from Latin pandiculatus, the past participle of pandiculari ("to stretch oneself"), and is ultimately derived from pandere, meaning "to spread." Pandere is also the source of expand.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Resources for January 19, 2015

Aradillas, Aaron, Steven Santos and Matt Zoller Sietz. "Motion Studies #11 - Razzle Dazzle Part 6: The Takeaway." Press Play (April 4, 2012) ["A stunning montage that tunnels through the media distortion field as depicted in dozens of movie and video clips."]

Ehrenstein, David. "Oscars 2015: Based on a ‘Truthiness’ Story." Keyframe (January 16, 2015) ["Dramatizing history, taking heat this Oscar season: SELMA, FOXCATCHER, THE IMITATION GAME and AMERICAN SNIPER wrangle with the truth."]





Selma (USA: Ava DuVernay, 2014) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)





Kayyali, Nadia. "The History of Surveillance and the Black Community." Electronic Frontier Foundation (February 13, 2014)

Hendricks, Obery M. "The Uncompromising Anti-Capitalism of Martin Luther King Jr." The Huffington Post (January 20, 2014)

Mirzoeff, Nicholas. "No Justice in Ferguson: A Checklist of Physical Evidence Mistakes." After Occupy (January 19, 2015)

Totaro, Donato. "The Beyond: Lucio Fulci's Zombie Masterpiece." Offscreen 1.2 (July 1997)

Axmaker, Sean. "The New Wave Wonders of Tinto Brass." Keyframe (February 20, 2014) ["Tinto Brass’s exuberant experiments stir the French New Wave and the sexual revolution into a swirl of sixties free-form madness."]

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Selma (UK/USA: Ava DuVernay, 2014)




Selma (UK/USA: Ava DuVernay, 2014: 122 mins)

Abdelmahmoud, Elamin. "2014: the year that black cinema bounced back in America." The Guardian (December 25, 2014)

Benton, Michael. "Selma." Letterboxd (January 18, 2015)

Cooper, Brittney. "A racial state of emergency: How we prepare for devastation in Ferguson." Salon (November 19, 2014)

Ehrenstein, David. "Oscars 2015: Based on a ‘Truthiness’ Story." Keyframe (January 16, 2015) ["Dramatizing history, taking heat this Oscar season: SELMA, FOXCATCHER, THE IMITATION GAME and AMERICAN SNIPER wrangle with the truth."]

Hendricks, Obery M. "The Uncompromising Anti-Capitalism of Martin Luther King Jr." The Huffington Post (January 20, 2014)

Holloway, Jonathan. "AFAM 162 - African American History: From Emancipation to the Present." Open Yale Courses (Spring 2010) ["The purpose of this course is to examine the African American experience in the United States from 1863 to the present. Prominent themes include the end of the Civil War and the beginning of Reconstruction; African Americans’ urbanization experiences; the development of the modern civil rights movement and its aftermath; and the thought and leadership of Booker T. Washington, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, W.E.B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King Jr., and Malcolm X."]

Hudson, David. "Ava DuVernay’s Selma: 'One of the best American films of the year.'” Keyframe (November 25, 2014)

Kayyali, Nadia. "The History of Surveillance and the Black Community." Electronic Frontier Foundation (February 13, 2014)
































Resources for January 18, 2015




North, James and Philip Weiss. "The New York Time's double standard on westerners who go off to fight in Middle East conflicts." Mondoweiss (January 17, 2015)

Eddington, Patrick G. "The New Imitation Game." The Cato Institute (January 8, 2015)

Tiflati, Hicham. "Why Charlie Hebdo Offends Me." Mondoweiss (January 16, 2015)

Kluger, Jeffrey. "A Bad Day for Climate Change Deniers … And the Planet." Time (January 16, 2015)

"Kevin B. Lee (Slacker)." Cinephiliacs #12 (January 27, 2013)

Radisic, Danica. "The Journalistic Purgatory of Eastern Europe." Global Voices (February 19, 2014)

Hunte, Matthew. "Photos: Humans of the Caribbean." Global Voices (February 21, 2014)

Bloom, Paul, et al. "Brand Over Brain." TED Radio Hour (January 16, 2015) ["Brands help us assign value to almost everything we buy. But is there a way to know the difference between real and created value?"]

Merriam-Webster Word-of-the-Day

gratuitous \gruh-TOO-uh-tuss\

adjective 1 : done or provided without recompense : free 2 : not called for by the circumstances : unwarranted

Examples

John seems incapable of talking about anything he owns without a gratuitous reference to the amount of money he spent on it.

"Each gratuitous 'Mr.,' 'Mrs.,' 'Miss,' or 'Ms.' appeared not so much respectful as nostalgic, a yearning for a return to the days when all but the closest acquaintances addressed one another with titles and surnames." — Eric Zorn, Chicago Tribune, December 10, 2014

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Resources for January 17, 2015

Hoh, Matthew. "I Stand With Charlie Hebdo, But I Also Stand With the Victims of Our Bombs." Veterans for Peace (January 14, 2015)

"Why Privacy Matters." The Best of the Left #890 (January 14, 2015) ["Today we take a look at how over-policing and the threat of constant surveillance chips away at freedom in direct and indirect ways and why you should be concerned (if it weren’t already obvious)."]

Ford, Glen and Tim Wise. "The State, Racism & Matters of Black Life." Building Bridges (January 6, 2015)





Aronowitz, Stanley. "Rejuvenating the Workers’ Movement – The Road Forward." Building Bridges (January 13, 2015)





Parks, Tim. "The Limits of Satire." The New York Review of Books (January 16, 2015)





Lee, Kevin B. "Experimental Fireworks in the Land of Free Radicals: ‘Independent’ is not so much a genre as a state of mind." Keyframe (July 2, 2013)

Brothers, J. Roger. "Evidence for Geomagnetic Imprinting and Magnetic Navigation in the Natal Homing of Sea Turtles." Current Biology (January 15, 2015)