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Archive for September, 2010

Fifteen Seconds #7

Fifteen Seconds #1#2#3#4#5, #6

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"Help! They're coming - listen to me!"

An actor for the modern age, an engineer of the modern craft – of Kevin McCarthy and many like him we have to ask how many narratives and how many countless narrative jobs – from foley artists to animators – have been born of his relentless and durable performances. A thousand thanks, Maestro!

Posted by Jim Swift.

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The surrealists André Breton and Paul Éluard used to enter movie theaters at random and stay only a little while, until the plot became clear to them and the films’ images were drained of their power. In the Cineplex you can do the same thing all in one building. I did that one day this summer. What I saw was not excerpts from ten different movies, but one movie made up of ten interchangeable parts—the imperial power of Hollywood, still alive and well, surviving postmodern fragmentation and resisting détournement.

Nicholas Rombes. A discovery. Impressionist with a chisel. Find the whole delirious journey here. Posted by Såladin and Owen. Thanks to Paul Sas via Tyler Cowen.

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Thanks to Jean-Sebastien Monzani. Posted by Såladin & Jim Swift.

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It’s a rhapsody, don’t let it be a requiem! Get thee to Eisenberg’s! 23rd and 5th Avenue.

Posted by Såladin. Thanks to Jeff Larson.

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