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Satoshi Kon – Editing Space & Time

Four years after his passing, we still haven’t quite caught up to Satoshi Kon, one of the great visionaries of modern film. In just four features and one TV series, he developed a unique style of editing that distorted and warped space and time. Join me in honoring the greatest Japanese animator not named Miyazaki.Read More

Why You Clicked on That Tweet: The Psychology of Twitter Engagement

Lanya Olmsted outlines 4 pscyhological theories behind why people clicked on that tweet. Via Raindance What does the academic field that has brought us Freudian theories have to do with the social network that popularized hashtags and play-by-play updates of Sunday brunches? More than you would think. We want to know what will motivate our followers Read MoreRead More

Bechdel-sploitation: Erotic Films That Pass the Test

Dig deeper than ‘pass’ or ‘fail’ when it comes to the Bechdel Test, and you’ll find there’s a lot to learn. The Fandor website has a page that lists all of its films that have passed the Bechdel Test, a widely referenced set of three simple questions to assess how a film represents its female Read MoreRead More

Community’s Dan Harmon Is Just a Guy That Makes a Show – Speakeasy

Dan Harmon (Community, Channel 101) sits down with Paul F. Tompkins to chat about getting started in comedy, the creation of Channel 101 and Acceptable TV, his experience with The Sarah Silverman Program, mainstream television, and working on Community.Read More

Nathan Rabin apologizes for coining the term “Manic Pixie Dream Girl”

Nathan Rabin created the term “Manic Pixie Dream Girl” back in 2007… he’s sorry he did. When I coined the term “Manic Pixie Dream Girl” in an essay about the movie “Elizabethtown” in 2007, I never could have imagined how that phrase would explode. Describing the film’s adorably daffy love interest played by Kirsten Dunst, Read MoreRead More

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