Well, I was going to write about the financial crisis, but Alex just beat me to it…
Jason Kottke delivers his own take on a 1999 essay by Vincent Canby in which The Sopranos are described as a ‘megamovie’, fullfiling the promise of then-megalomaniac film experiments such as Erich von Stroheim’s Greed.
Kottke lists a few ‘megamovies’, my favourite one of course being the 60-hour The Wire. I think it’s high time film historians include this kind of TV series in their field of study. That’s the consequence of cable (‘speciality TV’): channels like HBO became able to produce shows by writers that care about their work, not just the audience.
Very funny, while being a primer on Hitchcock’s art direction.
Stock Brokers with hand on their faces. Quick, someone do the video montage.
A parody of Mark Danielewski’s House of Leaves, which I read a while ago and thought it was brilliant.
It is the multi-layer story of a biker dude who found out some academic papers written by an old crazy professor about a documentary film about a house that is bigger in the inside, than on the outside. Confusing? It certainly is.