Sunday, July 01, 2007

Hannah and her (mind) twisters

Dizzyhead Hannah writes:

A sensationalist news report and the response of the American public! "Civilization and Its Discontents," maybe, or: "City of Quartz."

I was going to do its complement, a different take on the power of motion pictures and the relationship of such images to American society. Alas, the only camera I have is the one on my laptop, which couldn't handle the number of books involved. It would've been the following:

Jonathan Rosenbaum's "Moving Places."
John McPhee's "Coming into the Country."
Nicholson Baker's "Checkpoint."
Jurgen Habermas's "The Inclusion of the Other."
Daniel Paul Schreber's "Memoirs of My Nervous Illness."
William E. Connelly's "Identity/Difference."
Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice."
an ellipsis, and then --
Karl Polanyi's "The Great Transformation."
with an implied colon, i.e., "The Great Transformation" as a chapter heading and what follows as how it is realized --
Andrew Sarris's "The American Cinema."
V.F. Perkins's "Film as Film."
Amos Vogel's "Film as a Subversive Art."
Jack London's "War of the Classes."
J. Hoberman's "The Dream Life."

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Instead, she sends this deliriously compact entry (including one of The Dizzies' favorite poets!):

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