Tag Archive for film


Studying Marriage and the Movies: A History

I’m just finishing up my Live!: A History of Art for Artists, Animators and Gamers course and am zipping right along with my Warhol course. But why stop there? I started Marriage and the Movies: A History with Wesleyan University (through Coursera) at the same time as the Warhol course. Marriage and the Movies is taught by Jeanine Basinger, who is also… Read more →

Watch the Tiger Eyes movie trailer

“Cuando los lagartijos corren.” When I was young (I can’t remember exactly how young), I borrowed my older sister’s copy of Tiger Eyes. I fell in love and never ended up giving the book back. “A 17 year-old girl sets out on a journey from heartbreak and confusion to transformation as she discovers love and life after tragedy in ‘TIGER… Read more →

Short Animated Film Reinterprets Pablo Neruda’s ‘The Me Bird’ (VIDEO)

It would be impossible to discuss Chilean poet Pablo Neruda’s work without touching on how beautifully he captured the nature of his subjects. This short animation by 18bis of his poem, “The Me Bird,” does justice to the lovely images presented by Neruda in an alternative medium. Pablo Neruda’s poem, “The Me Bird,” is the Chilean writer’s ode to a… Read more →

Which Books Should Be Movies and Which Should Be Left Alone? (Including a Letter from J.D. Salinger on Why He Didn’t Want a ‘Catcher in the Rye’ Movie)

Movie adaptations of novels can be a great addition to stories that are already well loved. But we can all name examples of films that have done a brutal job of bringing a book to life. Despite The Catcher in the Rye being one of the most beloved books of all time, J.D. Salinger was of the opinion that it… Read more →

the purity myth

The Purity Myth Trailer, Solo Baseball in Space, The Muppets’ Nine Inch Snails

Here is a list of awesome, interesting, amazing, and incredible things I’ve come across this week: The Purity Myth Trailer Have you read The Purity Myth? Yes or no, you’ll definitely want to check out the new film now on DVD. “Jessica Valenti, author and founder of Feministing, penned The Purity Myth in response to cultural pressure women face to remain virgins until… Read more →

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Trent Reznor - Atticus Ross

New Music: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Full Soundtrack

There’s been SO much talk about the new Hollywood version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, and perhaps just as much chatter about the hugely-hyped soundtrack. Composed by Oscar winners Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, the full track listing has now been released. “A sprawling three-hour opus” with 37 tracks including a cover of Led Zeppelin’s Immigrant Song featuring the Yeah Yeah… Read more →