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“Seductive Cinema” by James Card (Book Review)

James Card was a witness to those early years of cinema when no one spoke, a “talkie” was a stage play, and stars reigned supreme because they had faces. His book is not scholarly exactly, but it is the sort of firsthand, eye-witness account which is too rare in the medium of film. While most film … Continue reading

The Fall of the Emperor and Bloated Egos.

The Emperor and His Pearl Harbor. Reading Tasogawa’s book is much like watching the site of a horrible accident from a distance. The images you conjure into your own mind are much worse than what is likely actually going on, but even still the illusion of everything being okay is shattered and you are suddenly … Continue reading

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