Friday, December 23, 2016

Longreads II: Eclectic Overview

For your holiday season delectation, here are a few more of the best movie related long-form pieces from 2016. My title is meant to be a play on BREAKIN' II: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO. If that was not immediately obvious, I hope you will now re-read it, understand the joke, and laugh appreciatively.

Here are the articles:

  • Davis Bertrand takes us inside the Ugandan commercial film industry, colloquially known as Wakaliwood, in his expansive piece, "Small But Supa Tough."
  • The New Yorker has a fascinating piece, written by Tad Friend, profiling mid-budget movie exec Adam Fogelson, "The Mogul Of The Middle." Lots of insight about the financial realities of movies today.
  • The BFI takes a fresh look at Film Noir's French bona fides. Ginette Vincendeau shows us that France provided more than just a name to this legendarily American form in the article "How the French Birthed Film Noir."

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