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sculpting in time

Time in the “Before” and “Up” Films

June 3, 2013 |

Brett McCracken at Mere Orthodoxy writes on time and the power of cinema:

A professor I admire once said — while discussing the films of Yasujiro Ozu, or maybe it was semiotics (can’t remember) — that …

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 …

Photography and Time

February 7, 2013 |

Susan Sontag, from On Photography (1973)

It is a nostalgic time right now, and photographs actively promote nostalgia. Photography is an elegiac art, a twilight art. Most subjects photographed are, just by virtue of being …