Thursday, March 13, 2014

digital canyon links

---1001 movies you must see (before you die)

---Between Two Ferns: Obama

---The Fox and Mr. Anderson

---"Critical Condition" by Kent Jones

---Richard Widmark

---"Cool Girls don’t have the hang-ups of normal girls: They don’t get bogged down by the patriarchy, or worrying about their weight. They’re basically dudes masquerading in beautiful women’s bodies, reaping the privileges of both. But let’s be clear: It’s a performance. It might not be a conscious one, but it’s the way our society implicitly instructs young women on how to be awesome: Be chill and don’t be a downer, act like a dude but look like a supermodel."  --Anne Helen Petersen

---the spaces of Her

---the end title sequence of The Lego Movie

---"It used to be you’d go into a restaurant and the owner would say, 'Do you mind if I take a picture of you and put it on my wall?' Sweet and simple. Now, everyone has a camera in their pocket. Add to that predatory photographers and predatory videographers who want to taunt you and catch you doing embarrassing things. . . You’re out there in a world where if you do make a mistake, it echoes in a digital canyon forever."  --Alec Baldwin

---"Putin will teach you how to love" by Pussy Riot

---Sunrise

---Scorsese's top 10

---There was a storied time when people really did take movies—and movie reviews—seriously, when the internecine struggles between Pauline Kael, Andrew Sarris, Stanley Kauffmann, and John Simon spilled out into arguments at countless bars and dinner parties. Not coincidentally, this relentless chattering, applauding and bickering coincided with a particularly brilliant period for American movies." --Malcolm Thorndike Nicholson

---"Elegy for a Country's Seasons" by Zadie Smith

---Liz Wahl quits

---"The Psychology of Begging to be Followed on Twitter"

---Three Reasons: Foreign Correspondent

---behind the scenes of The Grand Budapest Hotel 

---trailers for Stripped, Jupiter Ascending, Captain America: the Winter Soldier, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

---"There’s a feeling in our culture that play, that creativity is almost demonic.  You need it to drive the engine, but it scares you.  You need to isolate it, put it someplace where it’s not that dangerous.  We have to isolate it from the political domain—any kind of imagination or sense of play or fun is only going to lead to the Gulag; any kind of transformative, visionary politics scares us.  Creativity is something that we obviously need, and we talk as if we like it all the time, but really we don’t. I find this in academia all the time.

Why do you go into an academic job, why do you become a scholar? It’s partly because it’s fun." --David Graeber

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