Listen, Jena

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When Directors Say it Right

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Listen Jena, I don’t really like when musicians write that song about how hard it is to be on tour, or how fame isn’t as great as it seems. I believe them, it’s just boring. I feel differently about when directors reveal their artistic credos. The movies I’m thinking of are not self-indulgent meditations on the woes of directing. They’re fully functional movies that organically reveal something vital about their director. Here are three great examples. 

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Wonder Woman and the Why

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Listen Jena, this is kind of a guest post. It’s still me writing, but I’m gonna address my sister today, because she asked me for my thoughts on Wonder Woman. So listen, Mimi. WW is a potentially great character who is usually held back by two things: her bustier, and the why. 

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When Stuff you Love Gets Famous

EW-1310-Cover-Fault.jpgListen Jena, author John Green is one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People, and his novel, The Fault in Our Stars, has been adapted into a big-deal movie. What’s more, the stars of the film are on the new Entertainment Weekly cover, where the book is called the greatest romance of the decade. I have lots of feelings and thoughts about this, but most prevalent is a question: why do we hate it when stuff we love gets famous?

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