Category Archives: Movies

TCS: Notes from the Field

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TCS: Spaghetti Westerns – Danish Style?

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Titling the post-Trump biopic… Get The Bigly Shorty, or Derp in Paradise Papers

By ann summers There probably have been numerous Trump biography projects already underway, perhaps even one started when we thought he would lose the Electoral College vote. We already have some interesting, even landmark films about a variety of financial scandals, … Continue reading

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TCS: Music, Movies and Magic

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Trump is more Doris Day Presidential than Modern Day Presidential

By ann summers While on the campaign trail, Trump said he didn’t want to act presidential “quite yet,” but promised at that he would become “so presidential that you people will be so bored.” “At some point, I’m going to … Continue reading

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post-Trump, how should the cinema treat #TrumpRussia

 By ann summers   The NSA analysis does not draw conclusions about whether the interference had any effect on the election’s outcome and concedes that much remains unknown about the extent of the hackers’ accomplishments. However, the report raises the … Continue reading

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Propaganda 102 Supplemental: Holly Would “American Sniper”

Or “Blood Simple Is As Blood Simple Does”* by Gene Howington The definition of success in propaganda is a bit like pulling off a successful magic trick. It works best if no one realizes exactly how they’re being manipulated. At … Continue reading

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