THE BELIEVER

MARCH/APRIL 2014
VOL. 12, NO. 3
March/April 2014

— IN THIS ISSUE —

EDITORS’ SHORTLIST
The Believer Book Award
The Believer Poetry Award


FREE DVD INCLUDED
On the Disc
The films collected on the included DVD span the first seventeen of John and Faith Hubley’s twenty-two-year working relationship.

It Looked Like Jazz
An introduction to the DVD by John Sayles


Gordon Willis
interviewed by Chris McCoy
A chat with legendary cinematographer Gordon Willis, the man responsible for the look of the Godfather films and Woody Allen's Manhattan.

“I’m Not Making Everybody Beautiful”
Heba Thorisdottir interviewed by Kathryn Borel

Fred Armisen in conversation with Carrie Brownstein
The Portlandia stars chat about flip-flops, blondes, small deformities, and more.

The Process
Carmen Winant talks with Leigh Ledare about Shoulder


The Settlers
by Katie Arnold-Ratliff
A Survey of Raison d'Être Dramedies, a Micro Genre of Film Dominated by the Ennui and Magical Realism.

Animals Were Harmed in This Production
by J. M. Tyree
An exploration of the roles animals play in cinema, using Robert Bresson's Au hazard Balthazar and Robert J. Flaherty's Nanook of the North as its guides.


Nicholas Rombes reviews the trailer for Kleber Mendonça Filho’s Neighboring Sounds

Kathleen Rooney reviews a scene from Dorothy Davenport and Walter Lang’s The Red Kimona

FULL TEXT
Greg Cwik reviews Tim Burton’s Batman Returns


FULL TEXT
“Shark Week”: A new poem
by Jennifer Willoughby

FULL TEXT
“A Camera Crew Films a Telenovela Based on the Miracles at Puraquequara”
A new poem by Traci Brimhall


What the Swedes Read
by Daniel Handler

Pillow of Air
by Lawrence Weschler

Real Life Rock Top Ten
by Greil Marcus

Stuff I’ve Been Reading
by Nick Hornby


“Comics”
edited by Alvin Buenaventura


...and more.




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