Well, I've had such fun working on the podcast with fellow film writer J. Robert Parks that we've decided to ...
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Thoughts and conversation about intruders.
A cinephile strolls through the Tate Modern's Edward Hopper exhibit.
A conversation about composing.
An archive of regret, from the editors.
Errata is a web journal written by Robert Davis who has neither spent a night in a ghost town nor pulled a turnip from the earth. He doesn't even know if turnips grow in the ground. Perhaps on trees, like candy corn. Therefore, Errata is a non-commercial project.
Observation #1: It may be appropriate, when leaving a movie theater, to say "mysterious."
Observation #2: It may be appropriate, when leaving a movie theater, to say "mysterious" at the top of your lungs. Bring your eyebrows together before you say it. Effective!
Observation #3: Same for books. Even at libraries.
There is a prize for people who correctly guess the thing about Metropolis, Nevada.
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In this episode of the podcast we talk about a great American film, Charles Burnett's debut feature Killer of Sheep (1977)
2:07 Killer of Sheep
9:27 The Gradual Reveal / Kids and Adults
12:19 Improvised Games
14:55 Continuing a Tradition
16:48 Stan's Malaise
18:31 Bittersweet Humor / Sisyphean Struggle
22:53 Clip: Stan's Wife Dispatches Unsavory Characters
24:00 Pulling Stan Out
25:35 Captured Moments, Real Settings
27:12 Issues of Class
28:37 Low Placement of the Camera
32:11 Long Shot to Close-Up
33:30 Burnett's Other Films
39:08 This Bitter Earth
40:45 David Gordon Green on Killer of Sheep