Friday, June 27, 2014

Happy Reading

Pardon the lack of writing on here of late. I am writing, but most of it's being taken up by a 20th Century Lit class I'm currently taking in order to free up time in the fall for my Faulkner's Vision course. In any case, there's been some particularly splendid writing the last few weeks by other writers. Here are a few of my favorites: 

Richard Brody on the importance of distinguishing screenwriters from writers.

Niles Schwartz on the 25th anniversary of Tim Burton's Batman, which-as he's prone to do-segues into fascinating and unpredictable (and here, quite moving) territory. 

Ignatiy Vishnevetsky on transitioning from film critic to filmmaker (his 42 minute short, Ellie Lumme, just played at BAMcinemaFest, where it was met with quite a bit of buzz). You don't have to be either to appreciate this article. You could be a painter, sculptor, musician, carpenter, hell, really just a human being, and you'll surely find value in it. It's one of the finest, most honest pieces of writing I've read in some time. 

And, here's Vishnevetsky again, taking about why Chaplin still matters 100 years after his film debut. 

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