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Posts By Cinema & New Media Arts

Scholars on "The Great Gatsby"

May 19, 2013 |

Over at The Millions, five English scholars weigh in on Baz Luhrmann’s new film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, including HBU’s own Doni Wilson:

Doni M. Wilson, Houston Baptist University

Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance

May 14, 2013 |

Nate Marshall writes on Koyaanisqatsi (1982) over at The Examined Life:

It isn’t a narrative drama, it isn’t a fiction, and it’s only reluctantly categorized as a documentary (because it’s not at all a documentary, …

The Crowdsourcing Paradigm Shift

May 10, 2013 |

Over at IndieWire, SlamDance Film Festival co-founder Dan Mirvish argues that donating might be better than investing when it comes to film:

In all the fuss over Veronica Mars and Zach Braff, people are getting …

The Warmth of “Parks & Rec”

May 2, 2013 |

Matt Zoller Seitz at Vulture on Parks & Recreation:

More than any network sitcom since The Andy Griffith Show, Parks and Rec catches the spirit of Preston Sturges’s small-town comedies (Hail the Conquering Hero, The Miracle …

Are Animated GIFs Cinema?

April 23, 2013 |

Landon Palmer of FilmSchoolRejects interacts with an IndieWire piece on GIFs as cinema:

“Popular modes of moving-image distraction on the Internet present a rich paradox for the cinephile: it both signals cinema’s supposed end (the certain …

Art as a Common Gift

April 18, 2013 |

Tony Woodlief defends the democratization of art over at Good Letters. This is a great point of discussion for cinema as filmmaking becomes cheaper and more accessible than ever before.

A casual traipse through Tumblr—an …

O Coen Brothers, Where Art God?

April 17, 2013 |

Matt Zoller Seitz of Press Play and Jeffrey Overstreet discuss God and the Coen Brothers:

MZS: I want to dig into this a bit more, this sense that bedrock Judeo-Christian concepts inform the Coen brothers’ filmography. …

Exploring Intuition

April 16, 2013 |

from Marilynne Robinson’s When I Was a Child I Read Books

For me, at least, writing consists very largely of exploring intuition. A character is really the sense of a character, embodied, attired, and given voice …