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Double Features: Big Ideas in Film

Print: ADU-POPF | ISBN 978-0-945159-63-6 | Softcover | 296 Pages
eBook: ADU-POPF-DE | ISBN 978-0-945159-69-8 | EPUB
Kindle: Purchase on Amazon.
Double Features: Big Ideas in Film

“The collective agreement to gather with a group of strangers in a darkened theater to watch moving images on a screen is one of the most unusual human behaviors of recent times.”
—From the introduction by Nick Clement

Double Features: Big Ideas in Film examines our understanding of movies and the effect they have on our wider culture. The twenty-three selections in this innovative new anthology explore different aspects of film and filmmaking, from the perspective of artists and creators, directors and producers, and audiences and critics. Inside you’ll find:
  • Acclaimed authors, including Manuel Muñoz, Walter Murch, Camille Paglia, A. O. Scott, and Sheryl St. Germain
  • Writing on childhood, race, technology, heroism, and romance
  • Essays, short stories, reviews, interviews, and poetry

Please note, these books contain mature content.

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Contents

Creating

  • Yossarian is Alive and Well in the Mexican DesertNora Ephron
  • Countercultural Architecture and Dramatic StructureDavid Mamet
  • Shooting To Kill (selection)Christine Vachon
  • Laugh, Cry, Believe: Spielbergization and Its DiscontentsJ. Hoberman
  • In The Blink Of An Eye (selection)Walter Murch
  • One Hang, We All Hang: High Plains DrifterRichard Hutson
  • Lynch on Lynch (selection)Chris Rodley, interview with David Lynch

Performing

  • John Wayne: A Love SongJoan Didion
  • Non-Stop Action: Why Hollywood's Aging Heroes Won't Give Up The GunAdam Mars-Jones
  • WillingLorrie Moore
  • Furiosa: The Virago of Mad Max: Fury RoadJess Zimmerman

Watching

  • Scary MoviesKim Addonizio
  • SkyshotManuel Muñoz
  • Edward Hopper's New York MovieJoseph Stanton
  • Why We Crave Horror MoviesStephen King
  • MatinéeRobert Coover
  • The Last MovieRachel Hadas
  • Some Months After My Father's DeathSheryl St. Germain

Commenting

  • The Birds (selection)Camille Paglia
  • Your Childhood Entertainment Is Not SacredNathan Rabin
  • Pygmalion’s Ghost: Female AI and Technological Dream GirlsAngelica Jade Bastién
  • The Solace of Preparing Fried Foods and Other Quaint Remembrances from 1960's Mississippi: Thoughts on The HelpRoxane Gay
  • Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think About Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth (selection)A. O. Scott