Specials: Swinton’s "State of Cinema" speech. Director dumps Pullman project.

SWINTON COMES OUT SWINGING
The White Witch speaks!

Wow, what a letter. Take the time to read the whole thing. It’ll make your head spin.

And speaking of dangerous fantasy-land personalities…

PHILIP PULLMAN NEEDS DIRECTION
Once again, a director has departed the film production of His Dark Materials. Shopgirl director Anand Tucker has abandoned ship, and now, round and round we go, the controls are back in the hands of Chris Weitz, who left the project once before.

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.

  • Charlie

    Swinton’s discourse is pretty amazing stuff. Her view seems to be that there is no reality except the individual experiences we gain from engaging with cinema. What a narcissistic view of life that is!

  • Andrea

    “My friend, the great Italian culture critic…”

    What kind of mother talks to her kid like that?

  • levi

    poor Xaiver… That kid’s gonna have some issues.


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