A roundup of all the things I can't stop thinking about this month.
I thought that this was going to be a new monthly feature for the blog, but it's really just a revamp of one that I let slide two years ago. This time, instead of sharing one cool thing every week, I'll be doing a monthly roundup of all the things (articles, videos, et cetera) that I can't stop thinking about. Enjoy!
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.
A fantastic and surreal short from Terri Timely.
A lovely 'personal response to treating black and white as an editing afterthought' by Julianna Thomas.
I love a good manifesto.
"Contemporary art’s job is to wreck what came before---is there a better job description than that to aspire to?"
Mary Ellen Mark, 1940-2015
The Artist is Absent, a short documentary directed by Alison Chernick
In 1893, the first 'Kodak Girl' was introduced: carefree, adventurous, and independent.