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Posts Tagged: film industry

The Promise of Werfel’s Musa Dagh: Portraying Genocide in Fiction

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How does a fictional account come to stand in for history?

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When Background Becomes Foreground: Charles Yu’s Interior Chinatown

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Chinatown comes to vivid life in Yu’s hands.

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Fields of Light

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Light reflects differently off near and faraway objects. It’s all about the light.

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On Tragedy and Strength: Making Space for Our Stories

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I love that—working towards not having regret, in art and in life.

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The Great Film Festival Swindle

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“Never pay an entry fee. If they won’t give you a waiver they aren’t interested in the film.”—Programmer for a major film festival

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The Read Along: Omar Musa

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In the second installment of The Read Along, Omar Musa shares how airplane delays can lead to productive reading sessions and how easy it is to get sucked into Internet wormholes about geodesic domes.

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#OscarsSoWhite: Calling Out Academy Bias

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Instead of influencing our movie-going habits, The Academy can take its cues from us. We can continue to speak up through social media and—more importantly—our dollars.

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Birdwatching

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Over at Grantland, Mark Harris looks back on the stories Hollywood told this year, why marquee films are gridlocking the industry, and what that sort of thing can do to your head: “I did not begin 2014 by imagining that the most resonant movie moment of the 12 months to come would be a quiet, resigned stare-down […]

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