Ryan Boudinot

THE EYEBALL: The Thief of Baghdad

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The Eyeball is currently teaching creative writing in a decommissioned military base on the Olympic Peninsula, which means late-night DVD watching in the officers quarters. Last night I watched The Thief of Baghdad, a 1940 film directed by a hodgepodge of Brits: Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, and Tim Whelan. From what I’ve gleaned from the […]

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THE EYEBALL: What I Watched This Weekend, Yojimbo

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I’m fascinated by cultural cross-pollination when it comes to art. The Beatles dug Buddy Holly, the psychedelic bands of San Francisco dug the Beatles, the Britpop bands of the nineties dug those psychedelic bands, and the Dandy Warhols watered down those Britpop bands. When it comes to movies, I don’t think there’s much more fascinating […]

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The Eyeball: What I Watched this Weekend – Dracula, Pages from a Virgin’s Diary

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Hey tweens who enjoy a little abstinence-only subtext thrown in with your vampire movies: go out and get a load of the non-virginal variety in Guy Maddin’s Dracula: Pages from a Virgin’s Diary. This was one of the Maddin movies I’ve been saving. It’s the Canadian director’s collaboration with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Which means […]

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The Eyeball, a New Blog by Ryan Boudinot

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Acts of Nostalgia My old friend Nate sent me this picture yesterday, taken some 17 years ago. That’s me in the middle, playing drums, wearing a pith helmet onto which is adhered a lit candle. The guy playing bass to the left is today one of the chief economists at the Federal Reserve, formerly an […]

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The Eyeball, a New Blog by Ryan Boudinot

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Double Features I created an account on The Auteurs a couple weeks ago. It’s an addictive site for film nerds started by a company working in close collaboration with The Criterion Collection. Right now it’s in beta. It’s a message board/blog/hulu/social networking kind of thing. Anyway, one of the postings there recently asked users to […]

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