On Artistic Pacing: Patience or Legitimate?

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Artistic pacing is a favorite criticism of art critics I read online. Let’s dive into what it means and if it is legitimate. Too Slow Pacing This topic is very relevant to me right now. The past two movies I saw have been heavily criticised for being too slowly paced (Moon and Departures). Two of … Read more

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Gravity’s Rainbow: Guide, Analysis, Review?

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I finished Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon today. It was part of my “Gravity’s Rainbow Challenge” to read the novel in under two months (I could have included it in my Year of Giant Novels). I wasn’t sure I wanted to do a post on it, but I felt that it is too major not … Read more

When Art is Meaningless But Essential

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Ah. Meaningless art. That phrase can make those of us who have dedicated our lives to some artistic pursuit cringe. I recently read Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami. Murakami brings up many fantastic themes in a very complicated plot but uses a simple writing style. The novel drops a truth bomb in the … Read more

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