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)


"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.

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