Thursday, February 21, 2013

Compressed Time

Trains on Tumblr: a selection
Sources: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)

Dilema's dossier on trains is out today. My text is on trains in cinema. I see it's behind the paywall, but that's okay because by now I kinda hate it and because I have smth better for anyone who might be interested in the history of trains in films: a LIST. In addition to posting stills and videos of trains and train stations in films on my Tumblr, I have also made a list because I realize no one is gonna sit around waiting for me to update the series once or twice a week (only seven updates so far). As I've said, and I really mean it, suggestions are welcome. And oh, yes: if a plain list sounds too boring, I've also made a YouTube playlist containing mostly relevant excerpts, but also a few train films in their entirety.

I'm also interested in reading smth (essays, books) about train trips as compressed time but I don't really know what... And what is waiting in a train station? Diluted time, time to kill, wasted time?

Friday, February 8, 2013


Abed's "happy place" 
Community (season 4, episode 1: "History 101")

The new season premiere of Community deals with change. How very appropriate. Considering the big changes the show itself has gone through, it definitely has a different feel. But oh wow, am I glad it's back! Alongside Parks&Rec, Community is my "happy place."

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Eternal Wandering

Europa (Lars von Trier, 1991)

Eternal wandering.

When every movie you see speaks to you.

Also: an Into-the-Wild escape plan sounds like a siren song right now.

Friday, February 1, 2013