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Life As We Show It: Writing on Film

EditorBrian Pera, Masha Tupitsyn

Paperback | June 11, 2009

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Twenty-five writers discuss attachments they formed for certain movies- ET, Shaneand Rosemary's Baby acquire new significance and resonance after reading these inspired pieces of narrative nonfiction."-John McFarland for Shelf AwarenessFeminist critic and award-winning fiction writer Masha Tupitsyn and filmmaker/writer Brian Pera edit this dynamic collection of essays, short stories, and poetry that plays with the trope that life imitates art by asking: if movie-watching has become in itself a primary source of experiencing the world, what kind of movies are our lives imitating? A diverse group of acclaimed thinkers, including Lynne Tillman, Rebecca Brown, Wayne Koestenbaum, and Stephen Beachy, address topics ranging from the public death of gay porn star Joey Stefano to classic Hollywood Westerns, E.T., and Josef Von Sternberg. Life As We Show It provides a provocative and thoughtful perspective on the relationship between film and watcher and the experience of viewing life through screen-colored glasses.Other contributors include: Stephen Beachy, Robert Gluck, Fanny Howe, David Trinidad, Lidia Yuknavitch, Veronica Gonzalez, Kevin Killian, Myriam Gurba, Abdellah Taia, and Dodie Bellamy."Twenty-five writers discuss attachments they formed for certain movies- ET, Shaneand Rosemary's Baby acquire new significance and resonance after reading these inspired pieces of narrative nonfiction."-John McFarland for Shelf AwarenessFeminist critic and award-winning fiction writer Masha Tupitsyn and filmmaker/writer Brian Pera edit this dynamic collection of essays, short stories, and poetry that plays with the trope that life imitates art by asking: if movie-watching has become in itself a primary source of experiencing the world, what kind of movies are our lives imitating? A diverse group of acclaimed thinkers, including Lynne Tillman, Rebecca Brown, Wayne Koestenbaum, and Stephen Beachy, address topics ranging from the public death of gay porn star Joey Stefano to classic Hollywood Westerns, E.T., and Josef Von Sternberg. Life As We Show It provides a provocative and thoughtful perspective on the relationship between film and watcher and the experience of viewing life through screen-colored glasses.Other contributors include: Stephen Beachy, Robert Gluck, Fanny Howe, David Trinidad, Lidia Yuknavitch, Veronica Gonzalez, Kevin Killian, Myriam Gurba, Abdellah Taia, and Dodie Bellamy."
Brian Pera is the author of Troublemaker (St.Martin's Press) and the writer/director of the film The Way I See Things. The Way I see Things was selected as part of Los Angeles Outfest's Four in Focus program, was one of three finalists for the Scion First Time Filmmaker Award, and featured in the Focus section at The 2008 Thessaloniki ...
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Title:Life As We Show It: Writing on FilmFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 8.6 × 6.1 × 0.8 inPublished:June 11, 2009Publisher:City Lights PublishersLanguage:English

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Tupitsyn, a film critic and former assistant literary editor of Bomb, tosses her never-quite-named (but seemingly consistent) female narrator between ages, cities and especially men in this lovely, unconventional debut, but gives her an unalloyed solace in the form of cinema." - Praise for Beauty Talk and Monsters, in Publishers Weekly "The experience of reading Beauty Talk & Monsters is humid, intimate, and juicy; like spying through a window at a neighbor's television set... " - Michelle Tea, San Francisco Chronicle"