A History of Failure

@article{Reynolds2014AHO,
  title={A History of Failure},
  author={A. Reynolds},
  journal={Criticism},
  year={2014},
  volume={56},
  pages={187-209}
}
  • A. Reynolds
  • Published 2014
  • Art
  • Criticism
  • Blonde Cobra begins with silence and a still black-and-white image. After several seconds, a voice asks, "What are your favorite Gershwin songs?" This voice seems to prompt movement within the image, as well as the sound of a second voice quickly rattling off a list of songs in response: "I've Got Rhythm," "Liza," "S'Wonderful," . . . and "Of Thee I Sing."1 The first voice interrupts the second's recitation with the observation that most of these songs are in the movies as the second voice… CONTINUE READING

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