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."

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