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The Easter Sunday Intertitle: God is Dead

Posted in FILM, Mythology, Politics with tags , , , on April 20, 2014 by dcairns

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“Father dies.” An intertitle from Elia Suleiman’s DIVINE INTERVENTION.

Remember, until tomorrow, when He resurrects, God is dead and we can all do what we like.

Meanwhile, over at The Chiseler, I look at Suleiman’s arresting film as part of a blogathon on the theme of Palestine, hosted both at The Chiseler and If Charlie Parker Were a Gunslinger…

Sutpen!

Matsui!

Chomsky!

Finkelstein!

Shapira!

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Crash!

Posted in FILM with tags , , , on April 19, 2014 by dcairns

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Jack Hill’s corruscating PIT STOP reviewed by moi over at Electric Sheep. Confession: I have never seen Hill’s vaunted blaxploitation films. What’s the best?

C.C.

Posted in FILM with tags , , on April 18, 2014 by dcairns

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A piece with a long and silly history finally sees the light of day over at Moving Image Source. I wrote it probably four years ago with the Criterion website in mind, couldn’t place it there, and then failed to interest at least one other publisher (The Believer?) before submitting it to the last editor of — MIS right before he left the job. Anyhow, it can now be read, and I think it’s a good one. It certainly had WORK put into it!

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