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Follow for Now, Vol. 2: More Interviews with Friends and Heroes

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Follow for Now, Vol. 2 picks up and pushes beyond the first volume with a more diverse set of interviewees and interviews. The intent of the first collection was to bring together voices from across ...

Still Life: Notes on Barbara Loden’s “Wanda” (1970)

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There is indeed a "miracle" in Wanda. This film has survived, despite decades of neglect, to emerge into the fuliginous light of an era that may just be ready to strain at grasping its harsh ...

Cinema’s Doppelgängers

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Cinema’s Doppelgängers is a counterfactual history of the cinema – or, perhaps, a work of speculative fiction in the guise of a scholarly history of film and movie guide. That is, it’s a history of ...

Closer to Dust

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No one thinks straight. At least no one remembers straight. But ten years ago, things were different, weren’t they? Roland Barthes once wrote that color in a photograph is like make-up on a corpse. No one ...

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