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Posts Tagged: Director’s Cut

The Rumpus Three-Way Interview: An Incomplete Catharsis

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Carmiel Banasky, Alexandra Kleeman, and Matthew Salesses on their new novels, writing from a place of tension, and how our writing changes as we do.

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The Neverending Story

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For years, film buffs have been devouring companion material to the original works that captured their interest—deleted scenes, commentary, bloopers, most eagerly that much-loved paean to auteurism, the director’s cut. To accept this practice is to acknowledge the impossibility of artistic perfection; as the saying goes, “art is never finished, only abandoned.” The New Republic […]

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Albums of Our Lives: Kate Bush’s Director’s Cut

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  From the moment that music and literature convened in my family’s suburban rec room, the one soundproofed with mustard shag carpeting, nothing was ever the same. I’m talking about the liner notes to a curious song called “Wuthering Heights” on Pat Benatar’s album, Crimes of Passion (1980). Who was K. Bush? Who was Cathy? […]

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