Cultural Consumption is a quarterly roundup of (almost) everything I’ve been reading and watching. Here’s what I loved in July, August, and September.
I’ll just come out and admit it: I dropped the ball in the second quarter of 2020. I didn’t read much, I didn’t watch many movies.
So, I’ve been planning a new semi-regular feature for the blog for a while now, and here it is: a quarterly roundup of everything I’ve been reading and watching. It’s a way to share and promote amazing work, and it’s a way to hold myself accountable, so I don’t just keep watching the same few comfort-food movies over and over again.
Listening to… ‘Light the Sky’ by Radio Radio.
In the early days of film, screenwriting was an almost exclusively female domain, and Anita Loos was one of the most prolific and influential ‘script girls’—the women who wrote scenarios and intertitles for silent films. When she was 24 years old, she sold her first scenario to D.W. Griffith’s Biograph Studios for $25. The New York Hat went on to star Mary Pickford and Lionel Barrymore.
Listening to… ‘STYGGO’ by The Dandy Warhols.
Listening to… ‘Outsiders’ by Suede.
Listening to… ‘Spectre’ by Radiohead
Listening to… ‘Last Christmas’ by Ohbijou
Fifty-two prompts, one for each week in 2016. Most have some technical aspect to them, some are purely creative. All are open to a certain degree of interpretation.