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Neil Sarver
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Collaboration
I'm still deeply torn on the idea of collaboration. For a variety of reasons, this is likely an argument against it, but it still haunts me. Part of what intrigues me by own ambivalence is that it doesn't fit my impressions of the reasons most people have....

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A generation of sociopaths
I just read A Generation of Sociopaths: How the Baby Boomers Betrayed America by Bruce Cannon Gibney . I've read a number of these books with interesting theories about the things that have gone wrong in recent years. Most of them have interesting pieces ...

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Rebuild for the future
The problem with hoping for progress of any kind is that we, as a species, consider how our life was/is to be essentially correct and self-evident, or at the least "normal" and that to progress we need to make minor adjustments to work out the kinks in that...

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The pros of the moviemaking collective serial
I wrote Indie cinema, the creative zeitgeist and the future and held back more than perhaps I ought to have on the moviemaking collective serial idea. Partly because it is only one thing. It's something I think could be the future, but it's not the only t...

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Indie cinema, the creative zeitgeist and the future
I've had some thoughts recently that ended up being extra charged today, reading Jim Jarmusch On the Future of Independent Film: "Cinema needs to be reduced to its essential poetry" by Chris Patmore, an article from the time he was promoting Only Lovers Lef...

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Favorite movie for each year of my life
I have resisted lists for quite a while, for a variety of reasons. Most of all, because on some level all lists are lies. But somehow every time I saw someone post their favorite movie from every year they've been on the earth, I was tempted. And eventuall...

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Hating my brain: Tales of creative frustration
I texted "I hate my brain" to my wife, Kim, a little while ago, which caused her unnecessary anxiety, until I clarified. You see, as I've touched on here, most recently in My gilded cage , Kim and I have been making plans, or working at making plans, regard...

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My gilded cage
There are, I'm sure, examples of this from throughout history, but it's escaping me at this moment. Nearly universally accepted good things that are looked poorly at by history. I'm sure I'd get there if I tried. Probably slavery existed in that slot at ...

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Letters to Conan: A movie collection
Hi Conan, It's been five and half years since I wrote an introduction to this series and have sadly not followed up until now. A lot of that time has been spent just living our life together. I hope that at whatever time you come to find this, you feel go...

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Final thoughts on Iron Fist
First, goddamn am I well past sick and fuckin' tired of talking about this shit. Ok, now, I can never stop loving Roy Thomas . He wrote the Conan the Barbarian comics I grew up on that led me to the original Robert E. Howard stories, to naming my son Conan...
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