Sunday, May 13, 2018

Dialogic Cinephilia - May 13, 2018

8 1/2 (Italy/France: Federico Fellini, 1963) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Ballin, Dima, David Kleiler and J.P. Ouillette. "Fellini's 8 1/2 (1963)." The Rear Window (April 2018)

Bosworth, David. "American Individualism and the Cultural Maintenance of Capitalism." Revolutionary Left Radio (September 11, 2017) ["Brett and David sit down to discuss American Individualism, its philosophical roots, and its cultural manifestations. Topics include: The Enlightenment, American culture, The philosophical and historical roots of Individualism, the connections between individualism and capitalism, Ronald Reagan, Thomas Paine, and how 40 years of capitalist decadence has given rise to Donald "The U.S. Id Monster" Trump."]

Davis, Angela. Are Prisons Obsolete? Seven Stories Press, 2003. ["With her characteristic brilliance, grace and radical audacity, Angela Y. Davis has put the case for the latest abolition movement in American life: the abolition of the prison. As she quite correctly notes, American life is replete with abolition movements, and when they were engaged in these struggles, their chances of success seemed almost unthinkable. For generations of Americans, the abolition of slavery was sheerest illusion. Similarly,the entrenched system of racial segregation seemed to last forever, and generations lived in the midst of the practice, with few predicting its passage from custom. The brutal, exploitative (dare one say lucrative?) convict-lease system that succeeded formal slavery reaped millions to southern jurisdictions (and untold miseries for tens of thousands of men, and women). Few predicted its passing from the American penal landscape. Davis expertly argues how social movements transformed these social, political and cultural institutions, and made such practices untenable. In Are Prisons Obsolete?, Professor Davis seeks to illustrate that the time for the prison is approaching an end. She argues forthrightly for “decarceration”, and argues for the transformation of the society as a whole."]

Isenberg, Noah. "Voluptuous Panic." The New York Review of Books (April 28, 2018)

Kern, Laura. "Scare Tactics: Senseless Violence." Film Comment (May/June 2018) ["The loss of hearing or sight (or more) can trigger the ever-potent drama of survival against the odds"]

Minutaglio, Bill. "The Most Dangerous Man in America." Radio West (April 2, 2018) ["Monday, we’re talking about Richard Nixon’s obsession with the person he dubbed “the most dangerous man in America.” Timothy Leary was serving a 10-year prison term - for possession of two marijuana cigarettes - when he broke out. Leary’s goal was no less than the overthrow of the U.S. government, and his drug-fueled escapades made him the perfect scapegoat for Nixon. The result was a global manhunt for the bungling, “Fugitive King of LSD.” Author Bill Minutaglio joins us to tell the story."]

Yours in Sisterhood Trailer from komsomol films on Vimeo.

Moodie, Megan. "Handmade Feminism: Irene Lusztig’s Yours in Sisterhood." Los Angeles Review of Books (May 11, 2018)

Okeowo, Alexis. "A Devastating, Overdue National Memorial to Lynching Victims." The New Yorker (April 26, 2018)

Scovell, Adam. "They Lay With Debris – Wreckage in Tarkovsky’s Stalker (1979)." Celluloid Wicker Man (April 9, 2018)

Shaviro, Steven. "Monster Portraits (Del Samatar and Sofia Samatar)." The Pinocchio Theory (March 6, 2018)

Stalker (Soviet Union: Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Watanabe, Kazu. "A Tale of Two Hiroshimas." Current (May 3, 2018)

Framing the Picture: Color and Conflict in The Guest from Matt Marlin on Vimeo.

Framing the Picture: Editing and Cinematography in Whiplash's Ending from Matt Marlin on Vimeo.

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