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Emancipate Emanuel: James Emanuel’s Poetry And The Public Domain

 

Memories Of Maggie

 

Cancer, Prostates, And Heroes

 

La Dolce Vita

Tokyo Story

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Danger Man, The Prisoner, And The Myth Of TV’s Golden Age

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Are All Men Pedophiles?

 

 

(A)Sexual

 

 

ISIS As The Old You

 

 

The Life Of Oharu

 

 

Italian Fascism In Color

 

 

American Beauty As 'What A Good Film Looks Like'

                                                             

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The Time It Never Rained

  In looking over literature related to Texas, one naturally has to deal with the genre of western novels. With roots in the nickel and dime cowboy novels of the late 19th Century, the form only crystallized into something resembling literature with the early 20th Century release of Owen Wister’s classic and great novel, The Virginian. This book held such a power over the medium that many of its tale’s characters and tropes became staples of the genre it birth, with many lesser writers and tales running much of it into clichés, even as the original book stood tall against the works of a Zane Grey, Max Brand, Louis L’Amour and on through more modern Western writers whose works broke the genre ghetto and came to be considered literature first- think Larry McMurtry or Cormac McCarthy (for good or ill)....

Woody Allen: Reel To Reel

 

 

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Nantucket Film Festival’s 2nd Comedy Roundtable

 

 

Secrets Of The Freemasons

 

 

Decoding Deepak

 

 

Are All Men Pedophiles?

 

 

(A)Sexual

 

 

The Life Of Oharu

 

 

Italian Fascism In Color

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Watchmen

  Two decades ago, I worked in the warehouse of a magazine distributorship. I worked ten hour days, with quite a bit of overtime, and still did not make all that much. In the course of the few years I worked there, I became much physically stronger, had a few brief flings with some of the women who worked in the front office (I was single in those years), and got reacquainted with comic books. As I was in my late 20s and early 30s, in those years, it had been well over a decade since I’d last read any comic book, and about 15 years since the only comic book I made a half-hearted attempt to collect, Marvel Comics’ Godzilla series, was canceled....

 

by Alex Sheremet

 

Everyone has an opinion of Woody Allen, whether those opinions come from a learned perspective … or from the tabloids.

Welcome to Woody Allen: Reel to Real
the first of our DigiDialogues as a place and means to generate and further an electric ‘discourse’.

As with all future DigiDialogues, Woody Allen: Reel to Real is slated to be published as an eBook in the very near future with this accompanying website established to generate and aid in heated discussion on both Woody Allen’s body of work … as well as the critical debates that surround it ... with that full dialogue published in the eBook.

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Danger Man, The Prisoner, And The Myth Of TV’s Golden Age

 

There is a subtly pernicious myth that goes around these days that today’s television- especially cable television- shows are part of what is considered tv’s real Golden Age, as opposed to the claims of the 1950s, with its live teleplays and often seminal and emergent forms of television- many of which, like westerns and anthologies, have bitten the dust. We are supposed to overlook the utterly unoriginal sitcoms and faux reality shows and contest shows, the mind-numbing cop and medical serials that abandoned the stand alone episode format for bad serial storytelling that makes the usual dull daytime soap operas and telenovelas seem inventive, as well as ignore said dying soap operas, and other daytime fare, such as horrid talk shows and judge shows, the corporatization of PBS, the dilution and Lowest Common Denominator....

Alex Sheremet takes on all comers!

American Beauty As 'What A Good Film Looks Like'

  Think back to middle school, for a moment, and the sort of things you thought defined you. Now, if you were a typical kid, you probably filled the time with friends, homework, sports, and the like, and didn’t muse too hard about your options. And, in a way, you really couldn’t, because the limits of your life -- a car (but not yours), a suburban home (not your parents’, but the bank’s), a dog, fence, and yard -- were also the limits of your cognizance, a fact that damns most people to be ruled by circumstance and luck. This is why, I guess, the suburbs are so hated....

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Praise for Cosmoetica

 Dan Schneider's reviews have been excerpted for a blurb for Yale University Press and his analysis is referenced in the PBS series POV's brochure (p.26) on The Up Series.  His writing and criticism has been lauded in the mainstream and alternative press, nationally and internationally, in the Far East and the U.K, by diverse arts and film blogs and websites, as well as by America's most powerful critic, Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times and several television film review shows.

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