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Bright Lights Film Journal
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Pop reviews and in-depth analyses of current and classic films from around the world.
Pop reviews and in-depth analyses of current and classic films from around the world.

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1950s Drive-in Cinema: Move Over, Godzilla! Killer Bugs, Babes, and Beasts in honor of the release of @GodzillaMovie http://ow.ly/wQlwy
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The problem with the media is that they oppose change, and turn people against the revolution,” “I am going to keep exposing them. And they’ll keep exposing themselves, until the corrupt media falls.”Recording the Rhythm of Change: A Rhetoric of Revolution in The Square" http://ow.ly/wABk3
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Where did #CincodeMayo go?? Remember how fabulous it was by reading @blfj : "Cinco de Mayo Fun! Ninón Sevilla Gets Down in the 1950 Mexican Musical Melodrama Aventurera. With its velvety black-and-white photography, parts of Aventurera look like film noir or Italian neo-realism, connections confirmed by the film’s fixation on crime and class struggle. At other times, it looks like a Hollywood musical with its transporting environments and camp-erotic suggestiveness." http://ow.ly/wy1vM
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“The history of blackface has been well documented in American film criticism; the history of yellowface has received much less critical attention, and considerably less public censure.” @blfj: "A Certain Slant”: A Brief History of Hollywood Yellowface" http://ow.ly/wqpkZ
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"Unlike many detective stories where the audience can engage with the facts and attempt to deduce who is guilty, in Bullitt, this title sequence/opening is both a crime scene and a series of clues. The question invoked by this title sequence is not who did it, but why?" New @bflj: "Pablo Ferro’s Title Montage for Bullitt (1968): The Criminality Beneath the Surface of Civil Society: http://ow.ly/wkVay
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" brogramming, a bigoted male-bonding behavior intended to discourage female participation in technology" New @blfj : "Kutcher Punk’d Wozniak and Brogrammed Jobs to Hide the Women" http://ow.ly/vOfbx
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New @bflj : "An ill heart, expressive of character rather than culture: Men in Peril, Hollywood, & Our Culture’s Skewed Portrayal of Heart Disease" http://ow.ly/vGVvR
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New at Bright Lights Film Journal: "Too Much Johnson (Film): Recovering Orson Welles's Dream of Early Cinema." http://ow.ly/vujb3

Orson Welles's Too Much Johnson is a youthful tribute to low comedy and reflects of his obsession with bygone times, cultural mores & means of expression.
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