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❤️🩹 Inneresting #170 - Reconciliation and Reconstruction
Reunited (and it feels so good)?
Didn’t we already try this? What makes you think this time will be any better? Can we forgive or forget in order to move forward? These are the questions when allies, friends, or lovers turn to adversaries and then try to turn back.
Sly Wit offers an overview of the screwball comedy subgenre, Comedies of Remarriage. You can dig deeper into one of these examples by dusting off your Mid-Atlantic accent and joining Gregory Wakeman for a discussion of The Philadelphia Story.
Fullbuster takes us through Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and comes away from the film feeling that love is always a risk, but this is a story where characters accept the possibility that getting back together could be another disaster, but they hope they’ll do better this time:
Looking at a different type of relationship, Mark Harrison examines the way Big Fish weaves a tale of a son learning to repair his relationship with his father.
Pulling back to a larger scale of relationships, Jessica Kiang and Oliver Lyttelton collect a list of films focused on the reconstruction of Europe after World War II. Michael Todd Landis argues that 1999’s Wild Wild West is actually a strong, historically sound depiction of many of the key issues of reconstruction after the Civil War. Just, you know, not the giant mechanical spider part.
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🎭 Stronger together
Though the WGA has called off its own picketing after reaching a tentative agreement with the AMPTP, you can still help SAG-AFTRA!
For ways you can support the SAG-AFTRA effort to negotiate a fair contract with the AMPTP, check their strike hub for more information.
⏱️ Pick up the pace by Write Sprinting together
Each week we post a comment thread for writers to meet up, cheer each other on, and put some words on the page with a Write Sprint.
What’s a Write Sprint?
John wrote up an explanation, but here’s the short version: Set a timer for 60 minutes, close down all distractions, and do nothing but write until that timer goes off.
Shout out to last week’s Sprinters Brian Matusz, Mark Leiren-Young, Aimee Link, and Elyse Moretti Forbes!
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📖 Will they or won’t they?
This week in Weekend Read’s Featured Friday, it’s all about romantic comedies! The American President, Crazy Rich Asians, Bros, and many more are available for you to download from the Discover tab.
Still haven’t tried Weekend Read 2? Download the free trial from the App Store to check out our app for reading, listening to, and taking notes on scripts while on the go.
Previously on Inneresting…
In case you missed it, in last issue’s most clicked link you can play the PS1 classic wipEout in your browser for free.
What else is inneresting?
Jason Bailey agrees with Emma Thompson: It’s rude to call art “content.”
”In practical terms, “content creator” neatly accomplishes two things at once: It lets people who make garbage think they’re making art, and tells people who make art that they’re making garbage.”
Bobby Soloman considers how individual taste can be a marketable quality, and how influencer culture dilutes the idea through context-free product placement.
Mason Curry on Philip Larkin’s explanation that art is made when an artist feels something deeply and then tries to recreate that feeling in their audience.
And that’s what’s inneresting this week!
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