Posts Tagged: Nick Rombes

You Might Never Find Your Way Back: Shirley Jackson’s Hangsaman

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There are other odd, improbable, tenuous connections, as if Hangsaman had a secret way of speaking to (or through) other artifacts beyond its time. ...more

PANEL BUSTING: The Census

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At Oxford American, Rumpus columnist Nick Rombes breaks into the official US census for 1860, chronicling his reaction to the text and the traces left behind by past readers.

“Curled delicately, its oil having spread out in a bloom across the pages, the hair is part of a human body in a book about numbered bodies, enslaved and free, the insane, the married and unmarried, the ones with terrible secrets, the somnambulists, the literate and the ones for whom printed words exist only as abstractions…”

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Rombes’ Blogs for Filmmaker Magazine

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Rumpus columnist Nick Rombes’ shot-by-shot breakdown of Blue Velvet has officially begun.

The breakdown is happening in a trifecta of weekly blog posts for Filmmaker Magazine, 47-second increments of the film detailed in cinematic analysis. Scott Macaulay introduces the project, lauding Rombes’ impressive undertaking and the DVD player for making pausing film feasible.

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