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I am rereading some of the great Greek plays and playwrights in order to give myself food for thought for my thesis film which is a modern retelling of a famous Greek myth. What struck me when reading Euripides was how gender politics represents itself similarly in a play from around 400 B.C.E. as might […]

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This week I am reading On Filmmaking: An Introduction to the Craft of the Director, a book of collected essays and lectures by Alexander Mackendrick. In the introduction Paul Cronin writes: For Mackendrick, the very word ‘director’ implied being in control of other people’s skills just as much, if not more, than the exercise of one’s […]

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I read an article by Colin Brown in Slate which focused on the financing of film – Fighting Gender Bias with Data. Opening with a reference to Cannes and Jane Campion (the only woman director to get the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival and the first woman director to serve as the festival’s Jury President) – […]

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I have had several discussions this week about the elements of filmmaking and what makes a film work. Of course it is subjective and each person I spoke with had a different point of view – but Gil Bettman in the opening chapter of his book basically nailed it for me. The first time director […]

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  Some colleagues and I were having a discussion this morning about the idea that many people in the arts and entertainment have tendencies towards the extremes of self-loathing and arrogance. It got me thinking and thanks to the wonders of the internet and some free time waiting for a meeting with my smartphone I […]

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This week on my “spring break” I am reading Oliver Sacks’ An Anthropologist on Mars. In the introduction he refers to the inevitable creative ways in which people who cope with disease or development disorders learn to not only exist in the world but thrive. Thus while one may be horrified by the ravages of developmental […]

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There was a brief post on the Women and Hollywood blog about the Cannes Workshop focusing on women filmmakers which initially seems positive in light of years past where women were completely absent from the festival (a petition was circulated in protest for the 2012 competition where no women directors were present). However I couldn’t […]

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Scholars have a name for the twentieth-first century adults that get caught up in the care of their elderly parents and younger kids. They call it the “Sandwich Generation.” Claude Berri’s film The Two of Us (1967) offers a tender portrait of the sides of this group. Claude, an 8-year-old Jewish boy, and Pepe, an […]

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Today I leave you with a quote that I came across from scraps of paper in a binder I recently cleared out for a project I needed to put together in paper form. Wait – what’s that, you ask  – paper? I thought we got rid of that in the 21st century. . . that […]

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I am currently matriculated in an MFA program in Production (after already completing an MA program in Film Studies). As part of my directing class we are reading Judith Weston’s Directing Actors. Before going back to school I spent several years in the acting world and it’s interesting approaching it completely from the other side […]

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Today I read The New Yorker article where Peter Lanzing shares his story with journalist Andrew Solomon, The Reckoning. It reminded me of a similar piece I read years after the Columbine killings where one of the mothers of the perpetrators recounted her struggles – and I couldn’t help but think of the Lynne Ramsey movie We Need […]

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Today I read The New Yorker article where Peter Lanzing shares his story with journalist Andrew Solomon, The Reckoning. It reminded me of a similar piece I read years after the Columbine killings where one of the mothers of the perpetrators recounted her struggles – and I couldn’t help but think of the Lynne Ramsey movie We Need […]

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February 18, 2019

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Today I read The New Yorker article where Peter Lanzing shares his story with journalist Andrew Solomon, The Reckoning. It reminded me of a similar piece I read years after the Columbine killings where one of the mothers of the perpetrators recounted her struggles – and I couldn’t help but think of the Lynne Ramsey movie We Need […]

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July 26, 2018

A point of information... This book was translated as "A Fortnight in the Wilderness" and included as Appendix 2 in "Democracy In America: Historical-Critical Edition", edited by Eduardo Nolla. There this amazing text can be read in full. It is worth comparing the translation by James Schleifer to your own. In particular, the rendering of "désert" to "wilderness" is most intriguing.

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Today I read The New Yorker article where Peter Lanzing shares his story with journalist Andrew Solomon, The Reckoning. It reminded me of a similar piece I read years after the Columbine killings where one of the mothers of the perpetrators recounted her struggles – and I couldn’t help but think of the Lynne Ramsey movie We Need […]

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July 26, 2018

Thanks so much for this translation and excellent analysis.

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