In the first part of a three-chapter conversation conducted over months via a large Google Doc, film critics Manuela Lazic and Adam Nayman discuss what makes a writer’s voice, colleagues that keep inspiring them and how, a generation apart, they became interested in movies and writing.
In the Vague Visages Writers’ Room on Facebook, freelancers were asked to comment about their favorite neo-noir films in celebration of #Noirvember.
“Phoenix delivers an opaque but strikingly physical performance, reminiscent of the women in Charlie Chaplin’s films.”
In the Vague Visages Writers’ Room on Facebook, freelancers were asked to comment about their favorite Halloween flicks.
“Harry Dean Stanton was dependable, durable and made whatever part his own, no matter how big or small.”
“I felt challenged to endure something so terrifying, so relentlessly destabilizing. I felt fear.”
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“It’s done critically, sympathetically and with a demand from the viewer to take responsibility for their role in the story, too.”
“The failure of language permeates ‘Twin Peaks,’
an abundance of verbiage disintegrating under the looming and ageless presence in the woods.”
“Just as with life, ‘Mulholland Dr.’ is unexplainable.”