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New publication: Alternative Worlds

In an attempt to counteract the doom and gloom of the economic crisis and the politicians’ overused dictum that ‘there is no alternative’, this interdisciplinary collection presents a number of alternative worlds that were conceived over the course of the last century. 312 more words

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Resources for Spanish cinema

The 2014 Norman MacColl Symposium, organised by the Spanish and Portuguese Department of Cambridge University and convened by Prof. Brad Epps, was held on the 1st of November at Clare College under the title “Canon, contra-canon y cinefilia: Historias del cine español en un contexto internacional.” 417 more words


Strangeness of the Light 1 - Jacques Aumont (Translation Exercise 1)

Disclaimer: This is a personal translation exercise. The original test is in French. I am not aware of a published English translation. I do not have the copyright, and I cannot guarantee the accuracy of the translation. 842 more words

Thoughts on "No Country for Old Men"

Last night, I finished reading Cormac McCarthy’s “No Country for Old Men.”  I don’t know what made me pick it up in the first place: the movie disturbed the hell out of me. 1,546 more words

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Film Studies - Auteur Theory

So, during Film Studies on Friday we learnt about the Auteur Theory.  Now, an Auteur is a director who puts his or her individual and personal stamp on their films, this then makes them more famous than any other crew member. 406 more words


Ghostwriter on the Set, pt. ii

I was not about to tell anyone that the last time I’d ridden a horse had been as a nine year old in day camp.  That horse, “Old Bill,” was basically glue that hadn’t yet hit the pot.  1,913 more words

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An overlong Met HD production: Die Meistersinger

Michael Volle as Hans Sachs (with a different soprano in the role of Eva than the production we saw today)

Dear friends and readers,

I thought I’d record that Yvette and I spent 6 long hours watching… 1,169 more words

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