Kreider is a renowned cartoonist and writer, whose critical essays have appeared in Film Quarterly, The Comics Journal, Jump Cut, and Lip, and have been anthologized in Depth of Field: Stanley Kubrick, Film, and the Uses of History.
Ep 144 // Tim Kreider, Pt 2 w/ Matt Ruby / ‘Uncut Gems’
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"Contributor Matt Ruby concludes his chat from last week with Tim Kreider, an essayist and a teacher, about his thoughts and tips on writing.Later in the episode, Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay discuss the new movie, ‘Uncut Gems,’ directed by Josh and Benny Safdie and starring Adam Sandler, LaKeith Stanfield, Julia Fox, Kevin Garnett, Idina Menzel, and Eric Bogosian -- out now from A24.And we’ll take exclusive early listen to performances by Lisel, from their upcoming BTR Live Studio sessionsMusic composed by and show edited by Hansdale Hsu.[youtube]https://youtu.be/AYtCGxlp9us[/youtube][youtube]https://youtu.be/vTfJp2Ts9X8[/youtube]00:00 - Intro01:17 - START /// Matt Ruby talks with writer Tim Kreider (part 2)01:59 - Choosing class reading assignments03:10 - Bad writing: bureaucratic language, legalize, artist statements / information design vs. magicians08:46 - The importance of revisions / “Aha!” moments?16:30 - Hot takes & topical writing24:30 - Unpopular thoughts and opinions / provocation28:15 - Grading on revisions, not on talent31:20 - “Going back for the snakes” (a la ‘Pee Wee’s Big Adventure’) / Doorknob moments37:53 - Teaching again in the future? / wrapping up /// END38:55 - 1st Person: Aaron // On His Plans For Improving New York City45:10 - Movie Review: J. McVay on ‘Uncut Gems’47:58 - Movie Chat: Jacqueline Soller + J. McVay (spoiler alert)65:20 - "Mirage" (BTR Live Studio, 2020) - Lisel69:15 - Outro / Credits70:16 - Finish."
Ep 143 // Tim Kreider, Pt 1 w/ Matt Ruby / Movie Catch-Up
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"Contributor Matt Ruby speaks with Tim Kreider, an essayist and a teacher, about his thoughts and tips on writing.Later in the episode, J. McVay shares some thoughts on a few movies released in recent weeks: ‘Uncut Gems’ -- directed by Josh and Benny Safdie. Out now from A24. ‘Little Women’ -- written and directed by Greta Gerwig. Out now from Columbia Pictures. ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ -- directed by JJ Abrams. Out now from Walt Disney Studios.And we’ll take exclusive early listens to performances by Field Mouse and Kissed By An Animal, from their upcoming BTR Live Studio sessions.Music composed by and show edited by Hansdale Hsu.[youtube]https://youtu.be/vTfJp2Ts9X8[/youtube][youtube]https://youtu.be/AST2-4db4ic[/youtube][youtube]https://youtu.be/8Qn_spdM5Zg[/youtube]00:00 - Intro01:21 - START /// Matt Ruby talks with writer Tim Kreider (part 1) / experience as a writing teacher / effect of teaching on his own writing03:30 - “You are not special.” / first published piece / reader better get more out of it than writer08:30 - Good stories don’t always make good essays09:45 - Write letters to become a better writer11:40 - Write for one person as a way of writing for everyone15:50 - As a teacher of young people, do the stereotypes hold? / apprehension at being perceived as mean20:00 - Truth vs. invention in essay writing / withholding crucial information26:50 - Structure31:40 - Choosing class reading assignments /// END (continued next week)34:00 - "Black Hole, Son" (BTR Live Studio, 2020) - Field Mouse38:08 - "In The Clouds" (BTR Live Studio, 2020) - Kissed By An Animal41:20 - Movie Review: J. McVay on ‘Uncut Gems’44:45 - Movie Review: J. McVay on ‘Little Women’46:22 - Movie Review: J. McVay on ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’48:55 - "Don't Know How To Keep Loving You" - Julia Jacklin54:55 - "You Were Right" - Julia Jacklin57:15 - Outro / Credits58:07 - Finish."
This week on Going Off Track, the very funny and intelligent NY Times published writer and cartoonist, Tim Kreider explains the "Soul Toupee" as well as a lot of other philosophical, and just plain comic subjects.