Baz Lurhmann
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The PopMatters Summer Movie Preview - May 2013
29 Apr 2013 // 5:14 PM

Within the first two weeks of the 2013 summer season, we'll see two of the most highly anticipated releases of the year. We'll also get more Hangover, some F. Scott Fitzgerald, and the (hopeful) return of M. Night Shyamalan to the ranks of legitimate filmmaker.


The Riotous Excursions of 'The Great Gatsby'
26 Aug 2013 // 11:10 PM

Despite the anachronisms, director Baz Luhrmann attempts to not only stay true to the spirit of F. Scott Fitzgerald's book, but also to the way the book was perceived in its own period.

'The Great Gatsby': Excess and Then Some
10 May 2013 // 1:30 AM

This Jazz Age is presented in the film as so many brightly colored, manic fantasies, in frantic, crowded dance scenes, in speedy, deliriously unconvincing driving scenes, and even conventionally awkward, filtered-light sex scenes.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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