Author Archives: andrew.anderson

Pepping? Yes, PEPPING!

Undiscovered Artists, Take Heart It often seems there are good reasons for an artist’s obscurity. Passing over “maybe they weren’t any good” as a good reason, maybe they just didn’t produce much work; maybe they worked in a medium or … Continue reading

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Mozart’s Great, But I Really Need This Job!

A friend, convinced that listening to classical music makes you smart (or at least inhibits tendencies in the opposite direction), asked me for some recommendations. He was preparing to interview for a high-level editor’s job, and the process involved some … Continue reading

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Browse This Film!

Following up, for once Some time back, I mentioned Peter Greenaway’s film The Falls—how it is one of my favorite films, how it consists of 92 biographies of some interconnected people, blah blah blah.  From all the uproar, I gather that … Continue reading

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Forged Documents, Fake Documentaries: Guy Maddin’s “My Winnipeg”

Faking and Forging “Forge” is a really versatile word. If you use it on metal, you can make swords and helmets and things that turn people into heroes. If you use it on documents, you can make people rich who … Continue reading

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Revisiting Jamaica Inn

How Good Is “Not That Bad?” For a long time, I avoided Jamaica Inn. No, not the actual motel, but the 1939 Alfred Hitchcock film of that name. I had read comments by film critics to the effect that it … Continue reading

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