Posts Tagged: Nick Rombes

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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Emily, Eyes Shut

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Emily understands already that looking through the microscope has changed her, reaffirmed what she always felt: that the visible world is not as it appears… To look inward, at the smallest of things—this is what novels do. And now microscopes.

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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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