Podcasts and materials from another lifetime.
Watching Theology: Choke (2008) March 2009
This latest adaptation of a Chuck Palahniuk novel is far removed from the David Fincher Fight Club adaptation, but a few threads connect them. Of course there is a fascination with vulgarity and the visceral. There is the strange blend of romanticism, religion, and repulsion. But Choke also offers a few comments on the messiah complex of a young man who needs to kill his mother to save his life. Download
Watching: Some Writings on Film
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For several years, Joseph Johnson and Melissa Johnson watched films and wrote about what they saw. Gleaned from a series of film-related podcasts (Film-Philes, Watching the Directors, and Watching Theology) and an online journal, this anthology presents some of the work from those years. It includes articles, papers, lists, and other writings. Along with those texts, ninety-three reviews of current and classic movies—magical and mediocre—are included.
Once upon a time, I used to work in illustration and Graphic Design. (A few samples.)