Life is Surprises

Posted by on Apr 24, 2015 in Film, Mass Media, Norms, Now, Spectacle, Sports, surprise, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Life is Surprises

A remnant of what I used to teach… I would say to my students that their medium is “surprises” – not video, not film, not sound, but surprises. Just like actual living. From the New York Times Sunday Review The Economics of Suspense APRIL 24, 2015  Credit Gérard Dubois Gray Matter By JEFFREY ELY, ALEXANDER FRANKEL and EMIR KAMENICA IMAGINE the following situation. After a grueling day at work, you plop down in front of your TV, ready to relax. Your TiVo has recorded all of the day’s March Madness games. You’ve sequestered yourself away from any news about who won or...

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In Between

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 in Art, Belief, Film, Less, Nothing, Now | Comments Off on In Between

In between the beginning & the ending… from Silent Light – Stellet Lijcht – Luz silenciosa (Carlos Reygadas)

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Sports as Spectacle

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014 in Art, Film, Mass Media, Politics, Spectacle, Sports | Comments Off on Sports as Spectacle

Al doilea joc – The Second Game – Match de Retour by Corneliu Porumboiu “In the Communist era, you couldn’t show bad sportsmanship.” C. P.

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Pas de Musique! No Music!

Posted by on Feb 25, 2014 in Film, Less, Sound | Comments Off on Pas de Musique! No Music!

The Break-In Scene Jules Dassin on Rififi and his deciding not to use music for the longest time ever in commercial cinema

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