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This Year In Film / Re: A Ghost Story
« Last post by wilder on August 14, 2017, 02:41:54 AM »
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Other Media / Re: What are we reading?
« Last post by wilder on August 14, 2017, 01:21:11 AM »
Lauren Greenfield's recently published photography book. Video lecture by Greenfield below.



Quote from: Lauren Greenfield
Over the past four years, Iíve been engaged not only in the process of making new work and photographs and a video for this project, but most importantly, in a process of analyzing and investigating my own work, thinking about what Iíve been witness to over the past 25 years. But this project is not about actual wealth. To clarify, itís really about the influence of affluence. Itís about our aspiration to wealth, its connection to our identity, and that of the American Dream, and the way we emulate it, and package it, and export our notions of it, and the contagious virus that is the addictive culture of consumerism. My work considers wealth very broadly defined: so Iím including the currency of fame, the currency of branding, the currency of the body, the currency of youthÖ

I realized that this wasn't just the time that I worked and the themes that I followed, but actually there was this kind of seismic shift in both our values and our cultureÖand saw that we had gone from a culture defined by the Protestant ethic and the value of hard work and discipline and frugality...to a culture that prized bling, and celebrity, and narcissism.












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The Small Screen / Re: Game of Thrones (spoilers)
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on August 13, 2017, 11:42:19 PM »
THAT WAS SO GOOD.

I think this edges out last week as the best of the season so far. Every single scene was like wow I can't believe they're giving this to me. The character payoffs are off the charts now ó this was exciting from top to bottom with no battle scenes.

I never imagined that seeing Jon pet a dragon would make me cry, but it sure did. And that was immediately followed by Jorah's return ó too much!

That was the most convincing dragon shot we've seen so far, right? I was stunned. Then, the next scene with the ravens flying over the wall... good lord, that was one of the most beautiful images Game of Thrones has ever given us. The budget for this season must be ridiculous.

We don't even deserve this show.

Daenerys appears to have a pretty intense crush on Jon. That is definitely not subtext anymore. We'll have to add some screencaps. But wow, she was basically batting her eyes at him, then when he wanted to leave she seemed equally terrified she'd lose him and inspired by his bravery and selflessness.

I had been hoping that the white walkers would be fought without Cersei's help, making her a coward, and giving Daenerys infinite politcal capital for having saved the realm. That appears to be off the table... maybe.

One nitpick ó it seems just a little unlikely that Jaime and Bronn could have escaped. I would have bought it more had Bronn pulled a drowned Jaime out of the river and revived him. It's possible Daenerys and Drogo had to immediately retreat just then. We didn't get to see it.

Seeing Randall and Dickon being burned alive blew my mind. Wait, are they actually doing this? Yep. I kind of wanted Drogo to eat them, though.
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This Year In Film / Re: Good Time
« Last post by Ravi on August 13, 2017, 11:11:20 PM »
just read somewhere "if Abel Ferrara directed After Hours"

That description has me interested even more now. The poster itself is reminiscent of After Hours.

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David Lynch / Re: The Official Twin Peaks Thread (TOTPT)
« Last post by Drenk on August 13, 2017, 09:35:03 PM »
Okaaaaaaaaaaay.

Yep. I don't have much words for Part 14. That was intense.
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Xix & Xax / Re: State of the XIXAX?
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on August 13, 2017, 09:17:44 PM »
Yes.
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Xix & Xax / Re: State of the XIXAX?
« Last post by jenkins on August 13, 2017, 06:50:26 PM »
People will probably have more opinions on Grapevine movies when they're released.

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Xix & Xax / Re: State of the XIXAX?
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on August 13, 2017, 06:46:08 PM »
People will probably have more opinions on Grapevine movies when they're released.
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Xix & Xax / Re: State of the XIXAX?
« Last post by jenkins on August 13, 2017, 06:36:54 PM »
you guys:

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Xix & Xax / Re: State of the XIXAX?
« Last post by Drenk on August 13, 2017, 05:51:52 PM »
The shoutbox is a nice middle ground between the immediacy of Reddit and the feeling of community that allow message boards. But I've recently tried to find a thread instead of writing directly in the shoutbox.
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