Thursday, March 2, 2017

Resources for March 2, 2017

Bettman, Gil, et al. "Never Too Young to Die. (1986)" The Projection Booth (February 28, 2017)  [""I kinda wanted it to be Rocky Horror Picture Show meets Rambo" - Director Gil Bettman. An outstanding example of '80s Action Cinema, Never Too Young to Die (1986) stars John Stamos as Lance Stargrove, the "son of Bond", who teams up with Peter Kwong and Vanity to take down the evil intersex rock-n-roll cult leader Velvet Von Ragnar (Gene Simmons). The brainchild of Steven Paul (Baby Geniuses, Slapstick of Another Kind, The Double 0 Kid)"]

Cargill, Robert C. and Brian Salisbury. "Empire Records." Junk Food Cinema (February 2017)

Fanon, Frantz. Black Skin, White Masks(1952) Trans. Charles Lam Markmann. Pluto Press, 2008.

Greenwald, Glenn. "Trump’s Use of Navy SEAL’s Wife Highlights All the Key Ingredients of U.S. War Propaganda." The Intercept (March 1, 2017)

Lucca, Violet, Will Menaker and Jeff Reichert. "Steve Bannon." Film Comment (February 28, 2017) ["As filmmaker and critic Jeff Reichert put it in his January/February 2017 Film Comment feature on Steve Bannon’s documentary work, “We could dismiss Bannon as the Rainer Werner Fassbinder of shoddily made straight-to-video white supremacist documentary. But his tactics have helped put Trump in the White House, so what can we learn about Bannon or America from watching them?” This episode of the Film Comment podcast tackles that very question. Reichert, along with Chapo Trap House podcast co-host Will Menaker and FC Digital Producer Violet Lucca, looks back on Bannon’s nine films released under the “Citizens United” banner. It goes without saying that there’s a lot to talk about regarding their unlikely aesthetic sensibility (sales presentation meets Leni Riefenstahl meets Michael Bay meets Vic Berger ECUs) and their characterizations of history and reality. The panel also digs into the past 15 years of political documentary on the right and the left (hello, Adam Curtis!), including the ways in which filmmakers package narratives, fact-check their material, and consider their audiences."]

Marvin, Carolyn and David W. Ingle. "Introduction." Blood Sacrifice and the Nation: Totem Rituals and the American Flag. Cambridge University Press, 1999: 1-10.

McGoff, Jessica. "Andrea Arnold's Women in Landscapes." (Posted on Vimeo: September 2016)

Nancy, Jean-Luc. Listening. Fordham University Press, 2007.

Peper, Elliot. "What Does the Future of Democracy Look Like? An Incoming Transmission from Malka Older, author of Infomocracy." Scout (March 1, 2017)

"Raoul Peck." WTF #789 (February 27, 2017) ["Filmmaker Raoul Peck spent more than a decade putting together the documentary I Am Not Your Negro, a powerful film illuminating the words and life of writer and social critic James Baldwin. But as Marc learns in this conversation, Raoul’s own backstory of living under dictatorships, studying across four continents, and learning how to engage activism through art is just as important in understanding how to respond to the world today."]

Wisniewski, Marcin. "White Material." Senses of Cinema #63 (June 2012)

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