Michael Curtis Nelson
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//Features

Pedagogy of the Possessed: Teaching and Learning in 'Buffy' | 13 Mar 2011 // 6:00 PM

The implied pedagogical theories undergirding both Buffy and Giles's guidance of her evince a particularly American pragmatic understanding of the learning process.

'Blackmail' and the Birth of the British Talkies | 13 Jun 2010 // 5:00 PM

Originally conceived as a silent film, Blackmail was quickly converted to sound, making it the first British talkie. To accommodate theaters that were not equipped for sound, it was reissued as a silent film. The differences in the two versions are here compared.

//Reviews

'The Rhapsodes': When an Aesthetic Approach to Film Criticism Was Novel | 16 Jun 2016 // 3:30 AM

It’s hard to imagine now, but in the '40s it was a daring thing to champion film. These four critics did just that, and did it very well.

Night Riders and Matinee Movies: The Relationship Between the KKK and American Film | 19 Jan 2016 // 3:00 AM

This book could not be timelier, given the nativist and racist rhetoric inflaming discourse among America's Republican Party presidential hopefuls.

//Blogs

Just Say Nooo!: ‘Contact’ | 15 Dec 2010 // 7:00 PM

It’s always impressive when a director can imbue silverware with horror.

Johnny Flynn, 10 November 2010 - Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio | 22 Nov 2010 // 12:02 AM

The sound of a room full of 20-year-olds singing “when you’re dead” over and over again, while Flynn provided harmony, made for an exhilarating end to an unforgettable evening.

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//Blogs

I Just Murdered My Sister, and It Was Kind of Fun

// Moving Pixels

"The Deed makes murder a game, a pretty fun game.

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