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Frank Kermode, August 2000, photo by Charlie MacDonald

By Walter Cummins   Life is a Fiction Over a half century ago, shortly before the twentieth-century British literary critic Frank Kermode’s seminal The Sense of an Ending was published, I found myself in a debate with the campus chaplain, a priest named Joe Casey, whom I barely knew at the time. The topic—Life is […]

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The documentary series Making a Murderer, currently airing on Netflix, is generating a lot of reaction from viewers and commentators. Many people (including hundreds of thousands who have signed a petition) are clamoring for the release of the show’s central figure, convicted murderer Steven Avery. Avery was falsely accused and convicted of an assault in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin […]

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This morning I came across an Indiewire post with a video where “Darren Aronofsky and a Neuroscientist Discuss How Movies Mess With Your Brain.” The title is a little disingenuous because it’s really about the power of narrative. I was drawn to it because of the written introduction: Darren Aronofsky, director of mind-bending films such […]

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24 September 2013 Reading Me and You and Memento and Fargo: How Independent Screenplays Work by J.J. Murphy. It explores the distinct narrative features of independent cinema in the United States as compared to traditional Hollywood films. In the opening chapter Murphy provides a wonderful analysis and synopsis of the various banal screenwriting manuals that […]

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Frank Kermode, August 2000, photo by Charlie MacDonald

24 September 2013 Reading Me and You and Memento and Fargo: How Independent Screenplays Work by J.J. Murphy. It explores the distinct narrative features of independent cinema in the United States as compared to traditional Hollywood films. In the opening chapter Murphy provides a wonderful analysis and synopsis of the various banal screenwriting manuals that […]

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May 11, 2018

Using personal essay, literary reference, and journalistic voice, the article plants itself on our existential doorstep while illuminating Barnes' novel one more time. Very strong. Thanks.

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Frank Kermode, August 2000, photo by Charlie MacDonald

24 September 2013 Reading Me and You and Memento and Fargo: How Independent Screenplays Work by J.J. Murphy. It explores the distinct narrative features of independent cinema in the United States as compared to traditional Hollywood films. In the opening chapter Murphy provides a wonderful analysis and synopsis of the various banal screenwriting manuals that […]

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May 10, 2018

"When these new memories suddenly came upon me … time had been placed in reverse. As if, for that moment, the river ran upstream." Stolen from Barnes's book for my poem "From the Vale for a Soul Making". Great book to write about.

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24 September 2013 Reading Me and You and Memento and Fargo: How Independent Screenplays Work by J.J. Murphy. It explores the distinct narrative features of independent cinema in the United States as compared to traditional Hollywood films. In the opening chapter Murphy provides a wonderful analysis and synopsis of the various banal screenwriting manuals that […]

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March 13, 2018

i am looking for spiritual rats that bring money into my room i am from zimbabwe

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