* …American University professor Allan Lichtman, “whose election formula has correctly called every president since Ronald Reagan’s 1984 re-election,” says Obama is a shoo-in. My two-pronged election formula [(1) Is everything terrible? (2) Is one of the parties visibly insane?] put Obama’s chances at 50-50. I guess we’ll see.
* Crimes against the future: “The Murdoch Media Empire Has Cost Humanity Perhaps One or Two Decades in Battle Against Climate Change.”
In my book Post-Cinematic Affect (2010), I argue that American commercial filmmaking has, in the last decade or so, been increasingly characterized by what I call the stylistics of post-continuity. This is a filmmaking practice in which a preoccupation with moment-to-moment excitement, and with delivering continual shocks to the audience, trumps any concern with traditional continuity, either on a shot-by-shot level or in terms of larger narrative structures.
Written by gerrycanavan
August 31, 2011 at 1:56 pm
Posted in Look at what I found on the Internet
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