Category Archives: USA

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Source: Gil Scott-Heron, ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised’, from Small Talk at 125th and Lenox (1970), lyrics via, adapted to match original version Text: You will not be able to stay home brother you will not be able … Continue reading

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Jaws on the Water

Source: ‘Jaws on the Water’ by, referenced in ‘The most TERRIFYING screening ever? Seriously, would you watch Jaws like this?’,, 9 July 2015 Comments: A screening of Jaws (USA 1975), Steven Spielberg’s film about a shark terrorising a … Continue reading

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A Century of Cinema

Source: Susan Sontag, extract from ‘A Century of Cinema’ in Where the Stress Falls (London: Penguin, 2009), pp. 118-119 (originally published in a German translation in Frankfurter Rundschau, 30 December 1995) Text: As many have noted, the start of moviemaking … Continue reading

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Source: Joseph Mitchell, extract from ‘Mazie’ in Up in the Old Hotel (London: Vintage, 1992), pp. 23-24 (original essay published in The New Yorker, 21 December 1940) Text: … Mazie has presided for twenty-one years over the ticket cage of … Continue reading

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East Side Moving Picture Theatre – Sunday

Source: Maxwell Bodenheim, ‘East Side Moving Picture Theatre – Sunday’ in Edward J. O’Brien (ed.), The Masque of Poets: A Collection of New Poems, by Contemporary American Poets (New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1918), p. 17 Text: An old … Continue reading

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Saturday Night at the Movies

Source: Barry Mann and Cynthia Weill, ‘Saturday Night at the Movies’, song recorded by The Drifters, 1964. Lyrics reproduced from Text: Well Saturday night at 8 o’clock I know where I’m gonna go I’m a gonna pick my baby … Continue reading

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