Monday, July 28, 2014

Resources for July 28, 2014

Top Films of 2002

Kuersten, Erich. "CinemArchetype #10: The Wild Man." Acidemic (April 5, 2012)

Lewis, Don R. "Inside LLewyn Davis." Film Threat (January 4, 2014)

Inside Llewyn Davis (USA/France: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, 2013)." (Ongoing Archive)

Rahma, Mahmound Abu. "Under Siege: A Report from Gaza." Building Bridges (July 22, 2014) ["It is essential that U.S. citizens understand that this conflict should not continue to be viewed as a symmetrical one anymore and while they largely do not hear about it there are vicious violations of international law against Palestinians every day; including closures/blockades, settlement activities (population transfer on our land) displacement, killings, detention and torture."]

Wideman, John Edgar. "Whose War: The Color of Terror." Harper's (March 2002)

“The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid ‘dens of crime’ that Dickens loved to paint. It is not done even in concentration camps and labour camps. In those we see its final result. But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried, and minuted) in clean, carpeted, warmed and well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voices. Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern.”—C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters (1941)

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Inside Llewyn Davis (USA/France: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, 2013)

Inside Llewyn Davis (USA/France: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, 2013: 104 mins)

Benedict, Steven. "Coen Country." (Posted on Vimeo: February 5, 2015)

Beyl, Cameron. "The Coen Brothers [4.1]: Murder and Mayhem." The Directors Series (May 24, 2016)

---. "The Coen Brothers [4.2]: The Postmodern Pictures." The Directors Series (June 14, 2016)

---. "The Coen Brothers [4.3]: The Breakout Classics." The Directors Series (June 28, 2016)

---. "The Coen Brothers [4.4]: An Odyssey Into Style." The Directors Series (July 12, 2016)

Brody, Richard. "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Folk Singer" The New Yorker (December 5, 2013)

Castillo, Monica. "The 51st New York Film Festival #2." The Cinephiliacs (Occtober 3, 2013)

Lewis, Don R. "Inside LLewyn Davis." Film Threat (January 4, 2014)

Romney, Jonathan. "Songs of Innocence and Experience: The Coen Brothers continue to break new ground with Inside Llewyn Davis, a tender but tough portrait of a beautiful loser." Film Comment (November/December 2013) [Available to BCTC students through the BCTC Library.]

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Resources for July 26, 2014

Kuersten, Erich. "The Primal Father (CinemArchetypes #8)." Acidemic (March 19, 2012)

Kuersten, Erich. "CinemArchetype #9: The Devouring Mother." Acidemic (March 27, 2012)

Jones, Brian. "The Social Construction of Race." We Are Many (June 26, 2014)

Do the Right Thing (USA: Spike Lee, 1989)

Roy, Arundhati. "Capitalism: A Ghost Story." We Are Many (March 26, 2014) ["From the poisoned rivers, barren wells, and clear-cut forests, to the hundreds of thousands of farmers who have committed suicide to escape punishing debt, to the hundreds of millions of people who live on less than two dollars a day, there are ghosts nearly everywhere you look in India. India is a nation of 1.2 billion, but the country’s 100 richest people own assets equivalent to one-fourth of India’s gross domestic product. Capitalism: A Ghost Story examines the dark side of democracy in contemporary India, and shows how the demands of globalized capitalism has subjugated billions of people to the highest and most intense forms of racism and exploitation."]

"Bad Boy Bubby (1993)." 366 Weird Movies (April 4, 2012)

Aitkenhead, Decca. "Steve McQueen: My Hidden Shame." The Guardian (January 4, 2014)

Do the Right Thing (USA: Spike Lee, 1989)

Do the Right Thing (USA: Spike Lee, 1989: 120 mins)

Brubaker, Philip. "Oscar to Oscar: Black Auteurs and the Academy." Keyframe (February 9, 2017)

Ebert, Roger. "Do the Right Thing." The Current (February 19, 2001)

"The History and Science of Color Temperature." Filmmaker IQ (May 2013)

LoBrutto, Vincent. "Political Objectives through Cinematic Story Telling: Do the Right Thing." Becoming Film Literate: The Art and Craft of Motion Pictures. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2005: 114-121. [BCTC Library: PN1994 L595 2005]

Jones, Brian. "The Social Construction of Race." We Are Many (June 26, 2014)

Julien, Douglas. "Revisiting Spike Lee’s 'Racial Slur Montage': Ya Need to Cool that Shit Out." [in]Transition (December 12, 2014)

Phillips, Kendall R. "Race and Ethnicity: Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing." Controversial Cinema: The Films That Outraged America." Westport, CT: Praeger, 2008: 86-126. [BCTC Library: PN1995.9 S284 P45 2008]

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)

Friday, July 25, 2014

Resources for July 25, 2014

Bernstein, Arielle. "Ciphers, Masks and Longing: Old Hollywood Ethos and Lana Del Rey." Indiewire (July 16, 2014)

Abunimah, Ali and Max Blumenthal. "The Future of Palestine." We Are Many (June 23, 2014) ["The movement for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions against the State of Israel has taken major strides recently in the United States. With divestment votes moving forward on campuses across the country, and votes to boycott Israeli institutions passed by the American Studies Association and other organizations, discussions of the movement and its objectives have entered the mainstream. At the same time, others have redoubled their efforts to suppress discussion of Israel's escalating war against Palestinians, promoting legislation to defund institutions that participate in boycotts, and pressuring university administrations to punish students and faculty who support BDS. Join Ali Abunimah and Max Blumenthal, two leading voices in the movement in solidarity with Palestine, as they discuss their acclaimed new books, recent developments in the Middle East and United States, and the future of Palestine. Ali Abunimah is the author of The Battle for Justice in Palestine. Max Blumenthal is the author of Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel."]

Ruder, Eri. "A love story: The U.S. and Israeli apartheid." We Are Many (June 24, 2014) ["Millions of Palestinians live under Israeli apartheid, a situation made possible by billions of dollars given to Israel by the U.S. government each and every year. This session explored the origins of Israeli apartheid, the strategic interests that cement the U.S.-Israel “special relationship,” and what can be done to end this historic injustice."]

Chehade, Iymen, Rima Kapitan and Bill Mullen. "Palestine and academic freedom." We are Many (June 26, 2014) ["On campuses across the country, campus administrators and pro-Israel advocacy groups are carrying out an attack on academic freedom in order to police pro-Palestinian voices. This panel features speakers from the front lines of struggles to defend the political and legal right of professors and teachers to speak openly about the Palestinian cause."]

Bell, Kristen. "Mary Poppins Quits." Funny or Die! (July 23, 2014)

Candorville by Darrin Bell

"War/Conflicts (Peace and Conflict Studies Archive)." Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

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:

Benton, Michael. "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)

---. "Capitalism's Cult of Human Sacrifice." Truthdig (December 13, 2015)

---. "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)

---. "How the Brutalized Become Brutal." Common Dreams (August 25, 2014)

---. "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)

---. "Rise of the New Black Radicals." Truthdig (April 26, 2015)

---. "Sheldon Wolin and Inverted Totalitarianism." Truthdig (November 1, 2015)

---. "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 I Support Jill Stein for President." TruthDig (February 21, 2016)

---. "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)

Jeremy Hammond /Anarchaos from @AnonymousVideo on Vimeo.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Dialogic Cinephilia Jukebox

[Music for the office]

4 by The Bamboos

IV by Led Zeppelin

20th Century Women - soundtrack

2112 by Rush

10,000 Days by Tool

Acid Music for Acid People by Liquid Sound Company

Adore Life by Savages

Aenima by Tool

After the Rain by Muddy Waters

Aladdin Sane by David Bowie

American Made by Drive By Truckers

Animals by Pink Floyd

AnonUK Radio Show

Antiphon by Midlake

Apostrophe by Frank Zappa

Aqualung by Jethro Tull

The Argument by Fugazi

Audioslave by Audioslave

Audiotree Live -- Larkin Poe

Audiotree Live -- Vita and the Woolf

The Avenues by Lera Lynn

A Wolf in the Doorway by The Ballroom Thieves

The B-52s by The B-52s

Bad News is Coming by Luther Allison

Berlin (Live at St. Ann's Warehouse) by Lou Reed

The Best of by Bob Marley

The Best of by Joy Division

Best of by Nine Inch Nails

The Best of (Parts I - IX) Pink Floyd

The Best of (Part 1: Japanese Edition) by Radiohead

The Best of by Siouxsie and the Banshees

Best of The Smiths

The Best Songs of  Howling Wolf

Betty Davis by Betty Davis

Big Calm by Morcheeba

Bjork  by Bjork


Black Holes and Revelations by Muse

Blood Sugar Sex Magic by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Boxing the Moonlight by Mister Heavenly

Brain Cycles by Radio Moscow

Brian Eno Mix

The Broken Circle Breakdown by Various Artists

Californification by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Chicano Batman Live on KEXP

Chutes to Narrow by The Shins

Classic 70s Rock Collection, Vol. 1 by Various Artists

Classic Yes by Yes

The Claypool Lennon Delirium (08/05/2016)

The Columbia Years 1968-1969 by Betty Davis

Complete Greatest Hits by The Cars

Country Life by Roxy Music

The Crow - Original Soundtrack

Cure for Pain by Morphine

Currents by Tame Impala

Dale Watson Live on KEXP

Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd

Dead Man - Original Soundtrack by Neil Young

Deluxe by Angus & Julia Stone

Deluxe Edition - Acoustic and Jams by Blind Faith

Diamond Dogs by David Bowie

Directions to See a Ghost by The Black Angels

Donnie Darko Soundtrack by Various Artists

Dummy by Portishead

Easy Rider by Original Soundtrack

Echoes: The Very Best of  Pink Floyd

The Electric Lady by Janella Monáe

Elevator to the Gallows by Miles Davis

Embrace by Sleepy Sun

Everything Crash by X-TAL

Exile in the Outer Ring by EMA

Exile on Main Street by The Rolling Stones

Evil One by Roky Erickson and the Aliens

Expensive Shit by Fela Kuti

Family by Snarky Puppy

Far West by Master Musicians of Bukkake

Fever by Sleepy Sun

Fever to Tell by Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Fight with Tools by Flobots

Figure 8 by Elliot Smith

Forever Changes by Love

Fragile by Yes

Freedom Highway by Rhiannon Giddens

Full Hex by Poison Girls

Funknronomicon - various artists

Fun House by The Stooges

Fuzzy Duck by Fuzzy Duck

Girls Just Want to Have Punk - Various Artists

Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death by The Dead Kennedys

Goats Head Soup by The Rolling Stones

Gone, Just Like a Train by Bill Frisell

Good Vibrations: The Punk Singles Collection by various artists

Greatest Hits by The B-52s

Greatest Hits by Black Sabbath

Greatest Hits by Dire Straits

Greatest Hits by Pink Floyd

Greatest Hits by Rage Against the Machine

Greatest Hits by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Greatest Hits by Steely Dan

Greatest Hits by Tom Petty

Guardians of the Galaxy -- Original Soundtrack

The Guitar Song by Jamey Johnson

Happy Trails by Quicksilver Messenger Service

Hedwig and the Angry Inch by Original Soundtrack

Here Come the Warm Jets by Brian Eno

Highway Queen by Nikki Lane

Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer by of Montreal

Hold My Beer, Vol. 1 by Wade Bowen and Randy Rogers

Horses by Patti Smith

Hot Rats by Frank Zappa

Hunky Dory by David Bowie

The Idiot by Iggy Pop

Illinoise by Syfjan Stevens

The Impossible Kid by Aesop Rock

Indie/Indie-Folk Compilation - Summer 2015 by Various Artists

Innerspeaker by Tama Impala

In the Future by Black Mountain

The Iron Horse by The Sound Defects

Jackie Brown - original soundtrack

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

Keep It Like a Secret by Built to Spill

Kid A Live by Radiohead

Kill My Landlord by The Coup

Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin

Le Tigre by Le Tigre

Let it Bleed by The Rolling Stones

Lexington Community Radio WLXL 95.7

Live at the Bowl '68 by The Doors

Live at the Village Underground by Hiatus Kaiyote

Live in Long Beach, 1975 by Gentle Giant

Live Through This by Hole

Living in Darkness by Agent Orange

Live on KEXP by King Gizzard and Lizard Wizard

Live on KEXP by Margo Price

Live on KEXP by Wolf Alice

London Calling by The Clash

Lonerism by Tame Impala

Lonesome Crowded West by Modest Mouse

Lullabies to Paralyze by Queens of the Stone Age

Mademoiselle by The Underground Youth

Maggot Brain by Funkadelic

The Man Who Sold the World by David Bowie

The Marquee Club, London, December 7, 1970 -- The Faces

Marquee Moon by Television

Masters of Reality by Black Sabbath

Meddle by Pink Floyd

Mezzanineu by Massive Attack

The Mick Taylor Years by The Rolling Stones

Midnight Sun by Ghost of a Sabre Tooth Tiger

Mixtape by Daikaiju

The Modern Lovers by The Modern Lovers

Monolith of Phobias by The Claypool Lennon Delirium

The Moon & The Antartica by Modest Mouse

More Fun in the New World by X

Moving Pictures by Rush

The Music from Rainer Werner Fassbinder's Films by Various Artists

Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By by Lovage

My Best of  B-52s

Naturally by JJ Cale

Nevermind by Nirvana

Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols by The Sex Pistols

Night of the Living Dead Suburbs by Arcade Fire

Nothing's Shocking / Ritual de lo Habitual by Jane's Addiction

NPR Music Front Row by Sleater Kinney

Nymphomaniac - Soundtrack

Oh, Inverted World by The Shins

OK Computer by Radiohead

Old School Funk - Best of Funk  by Various Artists

Once in a Lifetime: The Best of  The Talking Heads

Once I was an Eagle by Laura Marling

Only Lovers Left Alive - Soundtrack

On the Beach by Neil Young

On Your Feet or on Your Knees by Blue Oyster Cult

Out of the Blue by ELO

Pan African Space Station

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

Paradise Studios in L.A., 1979 by JJ Cale and Leon Russell

Paris 1970 by Black Sabbath

Passover by The Black Angels

Peasants, Pigs, and Astronauts by Kula Shaker

Peel Sessions by Joy Division

Peel Sessions 1972 by David Bowie and the Spiders of Mars

Peel Sessions 1972 by Roxy Music

Peel Sessions 1974 by Eno and the Winkies

Peel Sessions 1979 by Gang of Four

Peel Sessions 1979 by The Tubeway Army

Peel Sessions 1980 by Young Marble Giants

Permanent Waves by Rush

Phase III by Seulah

Pink Flag by Wire

Play by Moby

Playlist - Arcade Fire

Popular Videos by Daniel Kahn and the Painted Bird

Pork Soda by Primus

Pretend I'm Human by 9MM

Psychedelic Space Rock - Various Artists

Pulp Fiction - Original Soundtrack

Punk 1977/2007, Disc 3 - Various Artists

Pussy Whipped by Bikini Kill

Quadrophenia by The Who

Radio Ethiopa by Patti Smith

Radio Retaliation by Thievery Corporation

The Real Thing by Faith No More

Rearview Mirror: The Essential Pearl Jam

Red Medicine by Fugazi

Reflektor by Arcade Fire

Reject All American by Bikini Kill

Rejuvenation by The Meters

The Reminder by Feist

Repo Man -- Original Soundtrack

Resevoir Dogs -- Original Soundtrack

Rest by Charlotte Gainsbourg

Retrospective by Buffalo Springfield

The Richest Man in babylon by Thievery Corporation

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

The Rising Tied by Fort Minor

Ritual de lo Habitual by Jane's Addiction

Rock n Roll Animal by Lou Reed

Rocky Horror Punk Picture Show - Various Artists

Rocky Horror Picture Show by Various Artists

Roxy Music by Roxy Music

Rust Never Sleeps by Neil Young and Crazy Horse

Satanic Panic in the Attic by Of Montreal

Sea Change by Beck

Sea Lice by the Sea Side (Live) by Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile

Searching for Sugar Man by Rodriguez

Sessions by Tame Impala

Seventeen Seconds by The Cure

Sexwitch by Sexwitch

The Shiny Beast Sessions by Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band

Shooting at the Moon by Kevin Ayers and the Whole World

Siamese Dream by The Smashing Pumpkins

Singles Going Steady by The Buzzcocks

Slow and Sexy Blues Music Compilation 2017 by Various Artists

Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometime I Just Sit by Courtney Barnett

Songs for the Deaf by Queens of the Stone Age

Sonic Ranch by Whitey Morgan and the 78s

Sound and Color by Alabama Shakes

Space is Still the Place by The Bright Light Social Scene

Stage Boundary Songs mix by DJ/rupture

Stardog Champion by Mother Love Bone

The Stone Roses by The Stone Roses

The Stooges by The Stooges

Strange Trails by Lord Huron

Strangeways, Here We Come by The Smiths

The Suburbs by Arcade Fire

The Sultans of Swing: The Very Best of  Dire Straits

Superunknown by Soundgarden

Teacher Don't Teach Me No Nonsense by Fela Kuti

Temple of the Dog by Temple of the Dog

Tender Prey by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Terrible Human Beings - by The Orwells

They Say I Am Different by Bette Davis

Things Fall Apart by The Roots

Think Tank by Blur

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

Three Friends by Gentle Giant

Tombstone Radio by The Cadillac Tramps

The Trials of Van Occupanther by Midlake

Two Suns by Bat for Lashes

Ultimate Collection by The Who

Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division

Under the Big Black Sun by X

Undertow by Tool

Unknown Passage by Dead Moon

Unplugged by Pearl Jam

Until the End of the World -- Original Soundtrack

Up From the Catacombs - The Best of  Janes Addiction

Various Videos by Outernational

The Velvet Underground and Nico

The Very Best of  by Dire Straits

The Very Best of  by Jethro Tull

The Very Best of by The Smiths

The Very Best of 1969 to 1973 by David Bowie

Vietnam War Era Playlist by Various Artists

Vintage Delta Blues by Various Artists

Violent Femmes by Violent Femmes

The Wall by Pink Floyd

Warsaw by Joy Division

Western Movies by Western Movies

(What's the Story) Morning Glory by Oasis

Wild Gift by X

Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd

Who's Next by The Who

World Music by Goat

WRFL 88.1 (Lexington College Radio)

Yankee Hotel Foxtrot by Wilco

The Yes Album  by Yes

Yojimbo -- Original Soundtrack

You in Reverse by Built to Spill

Whiplash -- Original Soundtrack

The White Room by KLF

Worried Blues by Various Artists

Young Americans by David Bowie

Zen Arcade by Husker Du

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)

Blunk, Marc Jason. "Derailing Snowpiercer: Descending Into the Boxcars of a Man-Made Hell (ENG 102)." Dialogic Cinephilia (March 1, 2017)

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)

Puschak, Evan "Snowpiercer: The Artist as Historian." (Posted on Youtube: August 4, 2014)

Her (USA: Spike Jonze, 2013)

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

Alpert, Roger. "The Artificial Intelligence of Her: The specter that haunts Western culture." Jump Cut #56 (Winter 2014/2015)

"Be Right Back." Black Mirror 2.1 (February 11, 2013) [Compare and contrast: "After learning about a new service that lets people stay in touch with the deceased, a lonely, grieving Martha reconnects with her late lover.."]

Dayoub, Tony. "The 51st New York Film Festival #3." The Cinephiliacs (October 13, 2013)

DRakes, Satchell and Nick Murphy. "Her (2013)." Cinephilia Anonymous (January 9, 2015)

Francis, Marc. "Splitting the difference: On the queer-feminist divide in Scarlett Johansson’s recent body politics." Jump Cut #57 (Fall 2016)

Galibert-Laîné, Chloé. "The Human, the Machine and Spike Jonze." Keyframe (July 11, 2015) ["Tracking the evolution of technology and humankind in Spike Jonze films."]

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

Lee, Kevin B. "Ask Siri: Why Her Deserves Oscar’s Best Picture." Keyframe (February 19, 2014)

LeSuer, Mike. "Spike Jonze vs. the Conspiring Escapist: On Her, Robert Coover’s Universal Baseball Association, and Jan Švankmajer’s Conspirators of Pleasure." Bright Lights Film Journal (January 16, 2015)

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)

Shaviro, Steven. "Spike Jones' Her." The Pinocchio Theory (January 21, 2014)

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)

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Resources for July 3, 2014

Top Films of 1948

Top Films of 1992

Top Films of 1996

Kuersten, Erich. "CinemArchetype #5: The Human Sacrifice." Acidemic (February 12, 2012)

Kell, Kathy, Miriam Nobre and Stella Soe. "Women Rising #25: Activists Against Global Armaments and War." Making Contact (July 1, 2014) ["Korean sister Stella Soh campaigns to save an UNESCO world heritage site from a planned military base. US activist Kathy Kelly founded Voices for Creative Nonviolence. And Brazilian Miriam Nobre works with the World March of Women."]

Jacobsen, Paul, et al. "Restorative Justice: Reconciling Face to Face." Making Contact (June 24, 2014) ["Victims and perpetrators sitting down face to face…it can help heal their wounds, and our society. Incarcerating our way out of crime clearly hasn’t worked, and it’s costing us billions. Meanwhile, school suspensions are reaching record highs. Now, Institutions across US are finally starting to consider problem solving methods other than punishment. Restorative justice is gaining ground–in the schools, and behind bars.

Klein, Mark. "Exclusive Interview with AT&T, NSA Whistleblower Mark Klein." Media Roots (June 25, 2014)

Kuersten, Erich. "CinemArchetype #6: The Intimidating Nymph." Acidemic (March 2, 2012)