Author Archives: andrew.anderson

Short Book, Long Sentence

Weird If you follow this blog regularly–and shame on you, if you don’t!–you may have gathered that I like…well, weird stuff.  Movies? I like films by Guy Maddin and Bela Tarr. Music? I like Me First & the Gimme Gimmes. … Continue reading

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The Mother of All Chase Movies

Not Another Silent Movie! Bite your tongue! Silent movies have the potential to tell a story more directly than any other medium.  And Seven Chances (1925) is a silent film featuring the stunt-comedy groudbreaker Buster Keaton: maybe not the man … Continue reading

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“The Wildcat,” and the Woman Who Invented Boots

Quiet! Silent films are generally a hard sell. The acting can be…well, operatic, and there’s also no sound. And generally no color. Most of the stuff we expect from modern movies is not there, but that absence doesn’t have to keep … Continue reading

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Book Review – Marvel Comics: the Untold Story

Hey Kids! Comics! Anyone who has been to a comics/sci-fi convention knows that even the poppest corners of pop culture are taken seriously, and I mean on the consumer end–the folks on the production end have always taken them seriously. … Continue reading

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First Shipment of Gravel

This post started out as an ambitious project: I was going to review three DVDs in the pop/rock documentary category, and the common denominator would have been the gravel-voiced singer. I have come to the realization, though, that each deserves its own post.  … Continue reading

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