The Seven Year Itch: Consumerism, Gender Roles, Sexuality & 1950’s America

(This essay focuses on my favorite Marilyn Monroe film, The Seven Year Itch, and discusses the ways in which the film reflected the mainstream cultural landscape of America, as well as the ways it helped shaped it.) Billy Wilder’s 1955 film, The Seven Year Itch, manages to capture a nation on the brink of a … Continue reading

Scene From an Old & Unfinished Screenplay (October, 2008)

(I found an unfinished screenplay from over 2 years ago silently lurking in my Screenwriting folders from my first semester in Columbia College’s Film Department. Most of it reads like absolute shit to me – a half-assed, transparent rehash of the neo-noir genre. However, I decided to post an exert of it here because the … Continue reading

Kenneth Anger’s “Scorpio Rising” (1964)

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