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434 weeks ago @ overland literary journal - more on the future of ... · 0 replies · +1 points

. . . to elaborate (premature send) Meanjin does want to pay contributors to Spike, and build in copyediting time. Whether that's realistic (it involves issues such as funding, as well as, obviously, time), I'm not yet sure.

434 weeks ago @ overland literary journal - more on the future of ... · 0 replies · +1 points

A terrific summary of the issues.

435 weeks ago @ overland literary journal - the internet is to rea... · 0 replies · +1 points

and when I say Nobel, I more mean novel.

435 weeks ago @ overland literary journal - the internet is to rea... · 0 replies · +1 points

Well, certainly my attention span is totally shot these days. I spend my entire life doing the round of email and twitter (not so much facebook, which i'm starting to loathe) and can only read a few pages of a nobel at a time.

436 weeks ago @ overland literary journal - radio in Melbourne and... · 0 replies · +1 points

As someone who loved living in Sydney I'll sidestep the whole 'are Sydney-siders retarded?' question. But if any of you saw Media Watch last night you'll know that the worse part of the whole affair was the build up to the girl's statement that she'd been raped. Sandilands never actually said 'Is that your only sexual experience', he said 'is that your only experience'. The only reason I mention that - fairly minor in the scheme of things - detail is because I want to make the point that the Producers of the show, and Jackie O, are all equally to blame. Media Watch went on to outline a recent and elaborate stunt in which the show kept two Cambodian women, a niece and an aunt, apart, until they begged to be allowed to meet each other. They'd first been separated by the Pol Pot regime. In a way that was actually worse than what happened with the 14 year old girl because the humiliation was plotted, by the producers, a long way ahead. The women were told they had to plead, on air, to be allowed to meet, or the niece would be put on a plane back to the States. This may not make sense if you didn't see it, but you can find the details here. <http://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/transcripts/s264... Getting rid of Kyle wont stop the problem. The entire culture of the station is extremely problematic.

436 weeks ago @ overland literary journal - film posters and table... · 0 replies · +1 points

I'm thinking it's about genre. That is, it's a form you see on sci fi book covers, romance novels, action & scif and rom com movies. You get it for musical theatre etc. But not 'literary' or 'arthouse' forms. It's not so surprising that focus-grouped-to-all-fuck (patent that phrase) films are more old-fashioned and conservative. These posters are partly code for: you are going to have a predictable, good, non-challenging time with a formulaic convention you already know and love. The Harry Potter posters are certainly like this. (I want to see Failure to Launch - the entire look of the film, including the title, and indeed, the poster, suggest to me that it's about Mcconaughey's failure to get it up. I find it totally snigger inducing).

I saw Public Enemies last night and was struck by the posters for that. Instead of going tableau it's dramatic shots of individual performers - Depp and Cotillard - looking like movie stars from the 1930s (as, indeed, they look in the film). Nonetheless the graphic approach is much more modern. MIchael Mann saying 'this is a new type of approach to an old-fashioned film'.

This may not be one of the pressing issues of our day, but I am fascinated by these things.

436 weeks ago @ overland literary journal - film posters and table... · 0 replies · +1 points

Yes, it's one of the nicely old-fashioned thing about film posters. Bollywood Posters are just fantastic in this regard.

437 weeks ago @ overland literary journal - technobabble · 0 replies · +1 points

I'm not really arguing with your point - but you are misusing stats to make it. I don't think the trending comments is the only way to tell what Twitter would have told people want to know about Iraq. If one chose to follow tweeters from Iran they would have got more info from them than from alot of media. You have to control this kind of social media. Choose who you follow, and what you take on board. Otherwise you end up with a whole lot of friends called britneyfuckvid.

437 weeks ago @ overland literary journal - the best argument agai... · 0 replies · +1 points

Not quite on topic - but Marlon Brando really looks like Michael Jackson in that still from Moreau.

437 weeks ago @ overland literary journal - some thoughts on Twilight · 0 replies · +1 points

oh. yes, i meant worse. kthnxby