ryknight: Critical Precepts for the Writer in 2013


Write only about what you love. We need more celebrations, not righteousness, in this world.

Let the object tell you how to read it. Find its grammar, and use it.

Reading the object is the goal because anything you should write should be written to expand the argument of the object, not…

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Catherine Deneuve and David Bowie during a break on the set of The Hunger, photographed by Tony Scott, 1982

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I had this idea for a postcard set for the Belcourt’s Studio Ghibli series and wanted to mock it up for fun. I’ve always wanted to do my own tribute to Penguin’s modern book covers and these were somewhat inspired by them. These were made as a design exercise and are not for commercial use of any kind.

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designed by: Jay Shaw

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Ray Bradbury (1920-2012)

“If you dream the proper dreams, and share the myths with people, they will want to grow up to be like you.”

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"I am present not at something happening, which I must confirm, but at something that has happened, which I absorb (like a memory). In this, movies resemble novels, a fact mirrored in the sound of narration itself, whose tense is past."

- Stanley Cavell, The World Viewed: Reflections on the Ontology of Film, p. 26

"Surely if there were any truth in the notion that reading fiction greatly increased our capacity for empathy then college English departments, which have by far the densest concentration of fiction readers in human history, would be legendary for their absence of back-stabbing, competitive ill-will, factional rage, and egocentric self-promoters; they’d be the one place where disputes are most often quickly and amiably resolved by mutual empathetic engagement. It is rare to see a thesis actually falsified as it is being articulated."

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too early, too late: “Cinema, by definition, captures the outside world from a given angle....


“Cinema, by definition, captures the outside world from a given angle. It may multiply the angles, accentuate subtle differences; though no more than that really-contrary to what the proponents of digital cinema may say. Theoretically speaking, cinema privileges structure, given that…

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"Now why should the cinema follow the forms of theater and painting rather than the methodology of language, which allows wholly new concepts of ideas to arise from the combination of two concrete denotations of two concrete objects?"

- Sergei Eisenstein, “A Dialectic Approach to Film Form” (1929)

"Pleasure hardens into boredom because, if there is to remain pleasure, it must not demand any effort and therefore moves rigorously in the worn grooves of association. No independent thinking must be expected from the audience: the product prescribes every reaction: not by its natural structure (which collapses under reflection), but by signals. Any logical connection calling for mental effort is painstakingly avoided. As far as possible, developments must follow from the immediately preceding situation and never from the idea of the whole. For the attentive movie-goer any individual scene will give him the whole thing…Banal though elaborate surprise interrupts the story-line."

- "The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception," Max Horkheimer and Theodor W. Adorno