i’m about 75% through Screams of Reason by David Skal. Its mostly about Hollywood’s fascination with mad science. Its ok. but a good shot in the dark by my mother who bought it for me. i can see many different tracks where expansion and deeper academic discourse would add some insights but it is pretty hard to find good academic texts on film since most are targeted to hobbyists and film buffs instead of academics. yes i’m pompous. fuck off.
3 days till back to school.