Nor’easter Blog

News and production updates for Nor'easter, a feature film

Category: Detours

Ray Carney and Kenneth Lonergan’s Margaret

  Ray Carney’s writings on what he calls the Pragmatist Aesthetic are the most influential pieces of film criticism and theory I’ve read, and to a large extent have informed what I think about my life, not just my relationship to art. At the heart of Carney’s work is the idea that the slippery, shifting [...]

The Grapes of Wrath

Don’t ask me how I ended up inside on the 4th of July watching The Grapes of Wrath. Doing so did seem like a proper summation of the way I live in a lot of ways, but that’s probably a post for some other time. I found the movie far more powerful tonight than when [...]

Cave of Forgotten Dreams

All I’m doing this week is watching dailies, so a brief aside before I go nuts from watching the fruits of your labors another hour: