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The Academia Nut Series: Kelli Marshall


Academia Nut is a new series at tdylf in which I conduct interviews (via the exciting world of email!) with various academics and accomplished writers about film, TV, and pop culture. It’s a chance to learn about movies and TV from some of the best minds in the industry. The introductory interview is with Kelli Marshall. Kelli holds a Ph.D. in the humanities (film studies and Shakespeare) from the University of Texas–Dallas. She has taught at her alma mater as well as the University of North Texas, Texas Christian University, and the University of Toledo. She currently teaches classes on Seinfeld, film and television comedy, and the works of Spike Lee and Quentin Tarantino at DePaul University and Columbia College Chicago. Kelli’s research fields include Shakespeare in popular culture and film musicals with a special nod to Gene Kelly. She is also a staunch advocate for social media in and outside the classroom. You can find her work at MediAcademia or follow her on Twitter at @kellimarshall. Continue reading


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Great Moments in Movie History Using Stick Figures: Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

Classics don’t get nearly enough love in the stick figure canon. And I don’t think musicals have ever made an appearance. Today, that all changes. And the source of today’s Great Moment in Movie History Using Stick Figures features a Hollywood legend- Gene Kelly. Modern film historians need only point to Gene Kelly’s August 23rd birthday as proof of his immense talent. All of the world’s best and brightest have been born on August 23rd. The long, illustrious list of August 23rd birthdays includes Barbara Eden, Jay Mohr, and Shelley Long (and me). But I digress. Here’s Singin’ in the Rain, using (usin’?) stick figures. Continue reading


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