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Language As Landscape

“Deadwood” (HBO, 2004-2006) created by David Milch, repelled and astounded me when I caught it adventitiously in re-run several years ago. I couldn’t look away from it as I kept thinking, “What the hell is this? It’s amazing!” I told … Continue reading

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Parting Looks — Jack Moore

[Transcription] The Civil War battle scenes made in the oak forest on the Anita Baldwin ranch were made for stock use in any Civil War battle sequence for M.G.M. In the eighteen days of battle scenes on the “set” more … Continue reading

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Waters on Embracing the Infuriating

John Waters answers an interviewer’s question about the art he collects. “Besides liking the work, what guiding principles do you follow in collecting?” It has to sometimes, at first, make me angry. It has to delight me and surprise me … Continue reading

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Blooper Reel — Evening News

It’s a veritable laff riot when talking heads wax jocose with their colleagues while the camera rolls. Rachel, female reporter ending her remote footage: “Back to you, Tucker. I’m gonna stay here and have fun with Curly, my new buddy.” … Continue reading

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On Being an Afterthought

I like learning that the average reading speed for adult viewers of subtitled movies is 15 to 17 characters a second, that 37-42 characters fit on a line, and the number of lines is limited to two. A sad fact, … Continue reading

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Gurning Expressions and Good Craic

I’ve recently locked into “Derry Girls” on Netflix, of which I’ve just encountered this enthusiastic review in The Guardian. For me, a dialect wonk, the series is a bracing dip into Irish brogue, besides good entertainment. The world is ready … Continue reading

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Netflixing the World

… Netflix has discovered something startling: Despite a supposed surge in nationalism across the globe, many people like to watch movies and TV shows from other countries… A list of Netflix’s most watched and most culturally significant recent productions looks … Continue reading

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