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The gory and grotesque art of Soviet antireligious propaganda

The gory and grotesque art of Soviet antireligious propaganda | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

 The images below are from the Soviet anti-religious magazine, Bezbozhnik, which translates to “Atheist” or “The Godless.” It ran from 1922 to 1941, and its daily edition, “The Godless at the Workplace,” ran from 1923 to 1931. The scathing publication was founded by the League of Militant Atheists, an organization of the Soviet Communist Party members, members of its youth league, workers and veterans, so while it was in many ways a party project, it was not state-sponsored satire.

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Oh No They Didn't! - What's Killing Cinema

Oh No They Didn't! - What's Killing Cinema | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Steven Soderbergh gave a speech at this week’s San Francisco International Film Festival that has been making the rounds in film blogs. So the festival decided to release the official video from the event and a transcript (a tl;dr text you can find at the first source) – it’s a must see for people interested in film, and touches on some interesting aspects of how the industry works nowadays, especially concerning the monetary aspects of it. A few points discussed in the video:

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Werner Herzog on Roger Ebert, 'the good soldier of cinema

Werner Herzog on Roger Ebert, 'the good soldier of cinema | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

During over four decades of writing film reviews, Roger Ebert, who died at age 70 on Thursday, had a continually keen eye for blossoming talent, picking out directors like Martin Scorsese as ones to watch from their very first films, and he found plenty of filmmakers worthy of “two thumbs up” throughout his career. But one filmmaker whose work he championed with particular enthusiasm over the years was Werner Herzog.

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Please, critics, write about the filmmaking

Please, critics, write about the filmmaking | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

My colleague Sam Adams runs a weekly survey at CriticWire, in which he poses a question of the week to people who write about film and television. This week's query inspired an especially rich batch of answers. 

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Photo Critique #183

Photo Critique #183 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
Friday Photo Critique is our weekly community project, where we publish a photograph submitted by one of our wonderful readers, then ask you all to offer.
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