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What Everyone Does

Taxi Driver (Illustration by Kent Osborne)Taxi Driver (Illustration by Kent Osborne)

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Let’s Kill the Web Series

High Maintenance (Photo courtesy of Janky Clown Productions)High Maintenance (Photo courtesy of Janky Clown Productions)

Recently I conducted a nonscientific survey among friends. I asked, “What do you think when I say ‘Web series?’” The response was overwhelmingly negative. From a Hollywood agent friend, I heard, “Waste of time and money.” From a television writer,…  Read more


23 Fragments on the Future of Cinema

James Schamus (Photo by Peter Bowen)James Schamus (Photo by Peter Bowen)

Asked to address the question of the moment, James Schamus responds with this provocative, exhilarating meditation on cinema, its death, and the possibilities of its non-future. A speech given November 18, 2014 at the German Film Academy. 1. Let us…  Read more