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Annie Oakley

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On October 2, 2017
Since today has unfortunately been dominated by Americans’ obsession with guns and violence, might as well make tonight’s film perhaps the first gun scene ever placed on film, a demonstration by Annie Oakley in 1894. Not that I attempt to place blame on Oakley for American gun culture, but the popularity of her marksmanship was […]

Buck Rogers

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On September 30, 2017

I spent my afternoon on the microfilm machine and as I am a wont to do while being semi-bored doing research, I started tweeting what I found amusing. Such as this. How can you keep Buck Rogers off th

Mister Twister

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On July 7, 2017

The story about Trump not having anywhere to stay at the G-20 meeting is hilarious to me because given what an unreconstructed racist our dear leader is, it is surprisingly close to the plot of the 19

Movie Violence

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On June 3, 2017

This is a pretty great essay on the contradiction between hating real life guns and loving movie guns. Psychologically, of course, this all makes sense. Penn, Peckinpah, even Porter (according to some

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Your afternoon read is this Scorsese essay defending cinema as an art form equal to that of literature. A brief excerpt: I also disagree with Mr Mars-Jones’s contention that any adaptation of a novel into a film can only amount to a “distortion” or an “exaggeration overall”. Of course, in one very important sense, he […]
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