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(adjective) coolly and patronizingly haughty

54

wherein a sitcom family—tense mom, supercilious dad, two smirking teens, and an annoying little sister—gathers in the dining room to partake of a delivered pizza.

—p.54 Part II: A Chronicle of the Bush Years (47) by J. Hoberman
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wherein a sitcom family—tense mom, supercilious dad, two smirking teens, and an annoying little sister—gathers in the dining room to partake of a delivered pizza.

—p.54 Part II: A Chronicle of the Bush Years (47) by J. Hoberman
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(adjective) grotesque bizarre / characterized by clownish extravagance or absurdity / whimsically gay; frolicsome

97

Antic without being funny, The Terminal’s attempts at humor are largely predicated on calculating how many pratfalls can be derived from a wet floor

i love the scorn

—p.97 Part II: A Chronicle of the Bush Years (47) by J. Hoberman
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Antic without being funny, The Terminal’s attempts at humor are largely predicated on calculating how many pratfalls can be derived from a wet floor

i love the scorn

—p.97 Part II: A Chronicle of the Bush Years (47) by J. Hoberman
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an intense carbon arc lamp especially used in filmmaking

108

As the media’s Klieg lights lit up California

—p.108 Part II: A Chronicle of the Bush Years (47) by J. Hoberman
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As the media’s Klieg lights lit up California

—p.108 Part II: A Chronicle of the Bush Years (47) by J. Hoberman
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(adjective) of or indicative of a peevish ill-natured disposition, sickeningly unpleasant

187

As defeated Poppy chokes back tears, Dubya trumps even the bilious, class-fueled anti-Clinton rage expressed by mother Barbara

—p.187 Part II: A Chronicle of the Bush Years (47) by J. Hoberman
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As defeated Poppy chokes back tears, Dubya trumps even the bilious, class-fueled anti-Clinton rage expressed by mother Barbara

—p.187 Part II: A Chronicle of the Bush Years (47) by J. Hoberman
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(noun) an early movie theater to which admission usually cost five cents / (noun) jukebox

211

It’s been a century since the violent, fast-moving pulse-pounder The Great Train Robbery left the nickelodeon audience agog

—p.211 Part III: Notes Toward a Syllabus (191) by J. Hoberman
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It’s been a century since the violent, fast-moving pulse-pounder The Great Train Robbery left the nickelodeon audience agog

—p.211 Part III: Notes Toward a Syllabus (191) by J. Hoberman
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lack of the usual social or ethical standards in an individual or group, which lessens social cohesion and fosters decline; popularized by French sociologist Émile Durkheim in his influential book Suicide

225

A techno-pop score, the first unmotivated music in any Jia film, provides a sense of voluptuous anomie, while shots of an empty highway add to the sedated sci-fi quality.

—p.225 Part III: Notes Toward a Syllabus (191) by J. Hoberman
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2 years, 10 months ago

A techno-pop score, the first unmotivated music in any Jia film, provides a sense of voluptuous anomie, while shots of an empty highway add to the sedated sci-fi quality.

—p.225 Part III: Notes Toward a Syllabus (191) by J. Hoberman
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an ancient religious movement that has to do with duality? "an elaborate dualistic cosmology describing the struggle between a good, spiritual world of light, and an evil, material world of darkness"

247

Gordon calls this piece Between Darkness and Light (After William Blake), and it’s hard to imagine a more Manichaean bill. It’s a Hollywood vision of Catholic good and evil

—p.247 Part III: Notes Toward a Syllabus (191) by J. Hoberman
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2 years, 10 months ago

Gordon calls this piece Between Darkness and Light (After William Blake), and it’s hard to imagine a more Manichaean bill. It’s a Hollywood vision of Catholic good and evil

—p.247 Part III: Notes Toward a Syllabus (191) by J. Hoberman
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eager or quick to argue or fight; aggressively defiant

255

In the early 1990s, I made the truculent, unprovable assertion that if Chinese grandmaster Hou Hsiao-hsien were French, he’ d be the darling of Manhattan’s Upper West Side

—p.255 Part III: Notes Toward a Syllabus (191) by J. Hoberman
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2 years, 10 months ago

In the early 1990s, I made the truculent, unprovable assertion that if Chinese grandmaster Hou Hsiao-hsien were French, he’ d be the darling of Manhattan’s Upper West Side

—p.255 Part III: Notes Toward a Syllabus (191) by J. Hoberman
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a political movement for reformation within the Communist Party of the Soviet Union during the 1980s, associated with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and his glasnost ("openness") policy reform

270

Having already lost his East European bases to perestroika

—p.270 Part III: Notes Toward a Syllabus (191) by J. Hoberman
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Having already lost his East European bases to perestroika

—p.270 Part III: Notes Toward a Syllabus (191) by J. Hoberman
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