ZACHARY WIGON EXPLORES THE WORLDS OF “CATFISH”
As I wrote about on our newsletter a few weeks ago (and if you don’t get the weekly newsletter, why not? It’s free), we’ll be adding more new columns and original web content in the days ahead. On Friday we launched “Into the Splice,” Nicholas Rombes’s column on the pleasures of moviegoing. Every two weeks he’ll be going to a movie and writing an essay about the experiences and thoughts it triggers. And today we have the first of a three-part essay by Zachary Wigon on the multiple meanings of Catfish (pictured), examining it within the context of other movies that blur the boundaries of the “real” world as depicted on screen. We had the piece last week but decided to hold it until after the film’s opening weekend because it’s by necessity full of spoilers. Please check it out — or bookmark it for after you’ve seen the film.