Posts Tagged: movies

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The Rumpus Interview with Phoebe Gloeckner

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Artist and author Phoebe Gloeckner talks about her semi-autobiographical novel The Diary of a Teenage Girl, just adapted into a film starring Kristen Wiig and Alexander Skarsgard, and what she's working on now. ...more

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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Queen of Decay

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I wish it had been: Amy was a brilliant and tortured artist. Lets explore her brilliance. Let’s watch her perform. ...more

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Swinging Modern Sounds #63: It’s Supposed to Be Bad

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Rick Moody emails with Scott Timberg, author of the new book Culture Crash: The Killing of the Creative Class, about Bob Dylan's new Sinatra covers album, the need for cultural gatekeepers, and the "slippery sub genre" of bad-on-purpose art. ...more

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The Rumpus Interview with Alix Lambert

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Director Alix Lambert talks about her documentary, Mentor, small-town conformity, and bullying in the digital age. ...more

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The Rumpus Interview with Alysia Abbott

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Alysia Abbott discusses craft and love in her new memoir, Fairyland, set in the ’70s and ’80s during the AIDS crisis in San Francisco. ...more

Love and Mark Ruffalo

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Rumpus contributor Wendy C. Ortiz has an essay at The Nervous Breakdown about the two times she saw Mark Ruffalo and why she couldn’t talk about the first time for a long time.

My daycamping-partner-in-crime was very excited about seeing Mark Ruffalo, and she really wanted to tell someone…but who is there to tell these things to when you’re conducting an illicit affair?

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Hey, That Guy Wasn’t In the Book!

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Purists may cringe, but it happens: When a book is turned into a movie, some scenes and characters are shrunk or eliminated entirely, while others are expanded are introduced wholesale.

Bookish has a nifty roundup of minor characters in books whose roles got bigger in movie/TV adaptations, including Lestat in Interview with the Vampire and Irene Adler in the Sherlock Holmes series.

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Secret Cinema in Saudi Arabia

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Though cinemas and movie-making were made illegal in the 1970s after religious conservatives declared many cultural activities sinful, it has not stopped Saudi Arabians from making and showing films that undermine SA’s puritanism today.

A few renegade film makers in Saudi Arabia called Red Wax have created an underground movie group that shows films on taboo political and social issues, like women’s rights and migrant workers.

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Keeping Moviegoers In Line

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Gawker reports on a London movie theater’s new tactic to keep moviegoers well behaved. The Prince Charles theater offers free movies to those who agree to don a black leotard, covering their entire body, and maintain order throughout the screening. If audience members begin to talk, use their phones, or behave in any other distracting manner, the “cinema ninjas” will attack.

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