Monday, July 20, 2015

Resources for July 21, 2015

Doctorow, Cory. "Middle schooler wins C-SPAN prize for doc about NSA spying." Boing Boing (March 6, 2014) ["Dave from the Electronic Frontier Foundation sez, "Remember when Rep. Mike Rogers likened opponents of pernicious cybersecurity legislation to 14-year-olds? It turns out that middle-school-age students are also well-prepared to debate him on the NSA's programs as well. EFF congratulates students from two middle schools who took home top prizes in the C-SPAN StudentCam 2014 competition for young filmmakers with their documentaries on the debate over mass surveillance."]

Leigh, Jennifer Jason. "Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle." Pinewood Dialogues (November 23, 1994) ["Jennifer Jason Leigh is remarkable for her chameleon-like ability to transform herself, physically and psychologically, for each of her roles. Her ability to inhabit her characters comes from an intensive process of preparation and research, and from a fearlessness that allows her to abandon her reflective personality and become another person onscreen. Leigh has consistently sought out risky, interesting roles, working for such directors as Robert Altman, David Cronenberg, and Alan Rudolph. She spoke at the Museum on the day she received rave reviews for her dazzling portrayal of Dorothy Parker in Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle."]

Jones, Chuck. "Chuck Amuk." Pinewood Dialogues (December 17, 1994 and December 18, 1994) ["Working at Warner Bros. from 1938 through 1962, legendary animator Chuck Jones perfected the wisecracking Bugs Bunny, the short-tempered Daffy Duck, and the amorous Pepé Le Pew. The purest expression of his artistry is his Road Runner series, in which Wile E. Coyote endlessly pursues the elusive Road Runner. With its streamlined visual style, brilliantly geometric gags, and constant comic invention, the series is a masterpiece of American screen comedy. During the retrospective Chuck Amuck, Jones spoke at length about his life and art. In the tradition of his hero, Mark Twain, Jones was a witty, wry, thoroughly engaging speaker."]

Schubach, Alanna. "The Trouble With True Detective." Jacobin (July 18, 2015) ["rue Detective has plenty of issues, but misogyny isn’t one of them."]

"Branded to Kill," The Projection Booth #108 (April 2, 2013)

Friedman, Uri. "In Defense of Instagramming Conflict in Crimea." The Atlantic (March 7, 2013) ["Ukraine and Russia are facing off over a peninsula where, 160 years ago, war photography was born."]

Mayo, Mike and Edward G. Pettit. "Martin." The Projection Booth (April 9, 2013) ["George Romero's Martin is a remarkable vampire film made at the high point of Romero's career."]

Bailey, Jason. "Beloved ‘Godfather’ and ‘Simpsons’ Co-Star Alex Rocco Has Died." Flavorwire (July 20, 2015)

Ashley, Cameron. "Prime Cut." The Projection Booth #110 (April 16, 2013)

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