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His first film was 1932’s PIE, PIE, BLACKBIRD.

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He invented the manic, spongey cartoon style we take for granted.

Paul Fussell

He could write to amuse… or irritate.

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Pattern-recognition, or divination?

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He wanted to seduce Ma Bell.

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An overlooked Motown Records songwriter.

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“Coarse, brutal, sordid, bestial, but painted with marvelous vividness”

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A stargazing scholar and UFO-ologist.

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Hitler’s most hated artist.

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Too Jewish for ethnically repressed Hollywood.

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Like a brutal ballet dancer.

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Catastrophic collage boxes and birdcages.

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The world isn’t worth selling your soul for.

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He revolutionized a colonial pop-culture genre.

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His informed predictions were mixed with wild speculation.

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He warned that power concedes nothing without a struggle.

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Freedom, adventure, resource­fulness, mischief.

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His one-panel cartoons contained dystopian novels.

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“Babylon system is the vampire”

john ford

Entertainment, grand landscapes, and dialectical troubles.

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Strutting, superior but somehow also self- deprecating.

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Logic reigns supreme in Wonderland.

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Breaking through received perception and making the world new.

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The Faulkner or Joyce of Mexican-American Texas.