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To Be (Contd)'s look at Sarah Polley and STORIES WE TELL ends today with Amanda Mae Meyncke's concluding post.  http://bit.ly/1cNS9Kx 
This is the final post in a series of four. Catch up with part one, two and three. Nick, Your questions regarding fidelity and the possibility of cinema to provoke empathy are interesting, but the topics of affirmation and alienation intrigue me the most. It would seem as if alienation and loneliness are a staple in most people's lives, alleviated only by the comforts of family, friendship and, ideally, the love found in romantic ...
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Nick Olson looks at memory and intimacy in this week's new post on Sarah Polley and STORIES WE TELL. http://bit.ly/1aDAOEA
This is the third post in a series of four. Catch up with part one and part two. Amanda, What stood out to me about your thoughtful response was that phrase, “to be remembered is to be known.” Toward the end of my initial piece, I said that Polley’s was a cinema of retrospection, which I maintain is a good description for the use of memory in her work, but your description precisely ties together memory and intimacy. In view of th...
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From yesterday, Nick Olson kicks off To Be (Cont'd)'s look at Sarah Polley's STORIES WE TELL. http://bit.ly/18SuG7o
Amanda, Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell begins with a quote from Margaret Atwood’s novel, Alias Grace, in which the writer suggests that our lives only come into clearer focus in the future, once we’ve stopped to interpret the past and create a narrative framework for our memories. Polley’s documentary is about this quest. More specifically, she wants to reconstruct the story of her own conception, a story cloaked in secrecy and invol...
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To Be (Cont'd) finishes its four-part conversation on TWIXT today with a great post by Keith Uhlich.
Read part one, two, and three of Bill and Keith's conversation on Twixt Bill, Not to get too sidetracked, but since you’ve brought up one of my favorite recent films (Rob Zombie’s The Lords of Salem) I feel I have to briefly rush to its defense as a personal work--at least if you take it as an addiction story first and a horror movie second. That’s fodder for another conversation, but it’s germane to Twixt because both films, I woul...
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Want to write for To Be (Cont'd)? See what topic we want to cover in January and send us a pitch.
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I watched a movie called THE VISITOR last night, and wow guys. Just...wow. http://bit.ly/1iuqRgU
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Today at To Be (Cont'd), Amanda Mae Meyncke examines some of Sarah Polley's biggest recurring themes.http://bit.ly/1bD4XmG
This is the second entry in our four-part series on Sarah Polley's Stories We Tell. Read the first post here. Nick, As you mention, Sarah Polley’s work revolves around several recurrent themes--infidelity, memory and forgiveness. I would add to that list “authenticity.” She’s an expert at building worlds that feel familiar, and in portraying the difficulty of living a good life in tandem with others. This is evident not only in St...
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To Be (Cont'd) launches a four-part series on Sarah Polley's STORIES WE TELL with a post by Nick Olson. http://bit.ly/18SuG7o
Amanda, Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell begins with a quote from Margaret Atwood’s novel, Alias Grace, in which the writer suggests that our lives only come into clearer focus in the future, once we’ve stopped to interpret the past and create a narrative framework for our memories. Polley’s documentary is about this quest. More specifically, she wants to reconstruct the story of her own conception, a story cloaked in secrecy and invol...
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Used an old review to try out Scroll Kit. Hopefully I can do more with it in the future.
Even if you haven't seen it, you'll be familiar with Rear Window's premise—that's how ingrained it is in our popular culture. Jimmy Stewart plays L.B. Jefferies (aka, Jeff), a photographer stuck at home with a broken leg. With nothing to do, he passes the time by watching his neighbors from his ...
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Bill Ryan continues the conversation on TWIXT with a great new post.
This is part three in a four-part series. Catch up on part one and part two . Keith, I like your comparison to Alain Resnais’s recent films. While I’m certain you’re more up to speed, I’ve at least seen Wild Grass; it sprung to mind immediately, and doesn’t strike me as off-the-mark at all. Both it and Twixt are packed with the kind of go-for-broke inventiveness you talk about, and which Coppola has displayed at various points in ...
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My review of the new documentary Blood Brother, which won big at this year's Sundance.
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    Creative Writing, 2011 - present
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    English, 2005 - 2007
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