Posts Tagged: Nicholas Rombes
Rumpus contributor Nicholas Rombes is writing a twenty-year novel.
What precisely does that mean? It means that the first pieces of the novel were published in 2009 as A Cultural Dictionary of Punk, and other published pieces will be collected into a Part I in 2019, and then still more pieces will be collected into a Part II in 2029—for a total timespan of twenty years....more
The series, which originally appeared at Filmmaker magazine’s site, has been translated into Spanish as a book for Argentina’s Mar del Plata film festival....more
Rumpus columnist Nicholas Rombes explores the “Occupy zeitgeist” in 2011 cinema over at Filmmaker. Rombes reveals how films such as Drive, Meek’s Cutoff, Martha Marcy May Marlene, and Tree of Life, while seemingly “far removed” from the movement, “speak to Occupy anxieties of this past year.”
“…It’s possible that films like Tree of Life somehow capture — in their very structure — the decentralized fantasy of the movement....more
Let’s all take a minute to appreciate Nick Rombes and his attention-to-detail dedication to experimental film writing. IMDB gave his latest essay, “10/40/70 #37: Marnie” a much-deserved shout-out. If you haven’t gotten a chance to experience the Rombes screen shot treatment, this essay is a great place to start....more
On the evening of July 27 I interviewed Megan Boyle over gchat. Rather than prepare questions or focus on a specific topic, we used Wikipedia’s “random article” link to go to pages to generate content for our conversation....more
This ongoing experiment in film writing freezes a film at 10, 40, and 70 minutes, and keeps the commentary as close to those frames as possible. This week, I examine Alien, directed by Ridley Scott (1979):...more
A few years ago, when I was finishing up the final edits on Cinema in the Digital Age, a colleague and I got into a heated debate about a section of the book where I argued that some of the images and sequences in The Ring (Gore Verbinksi, 2002) were as visually radical and avant-garde as, well, so-called avant-garde films....more
This ongoing experiment in film writing freezes a film at 10, 40, and 70 minutes, and keeps the commentary as close to those frames as possible. This week, I examine Machine Gun McCain, directed by Giuliano Montaldo (1969):...more
This ongoing experiment in film writing freezes a film at 10, 40, and 70 minutes, and keeps the commentary as close to those frames as possible. This week, I examine The Hitch-Hiker, directed by Ida Lupino (1953):...more
Joseph Sullivan works as a user experience designer for a large trade association in Chicago.
“A user experience designer,” he said, “used to be called an information architect. Someone recently defined the job as ‘building structures,’ and that’s about right. Another way to think about it: I try to represent the users of our websites and their interests, which often conflict with marketing’s interests.” He can be found here on Twitter....more
This interview with Jessica (Jeska) Dzwigalski was conducted at 11:00am PST via GMail chat on June 19....more
I have an admission to make. I’m one of those people who changes the subject whenever punk rock comes up. Don’t get me wrong. I like the music. But I refuse to memorize the name of the Sex Pistols’ first bassist, I don’t understand the difference between all the different sub-genres, and I’m always hoping no one will notice how much of a poseur I am....more