Interviews with Sundance Winners and a Review of Aaron Paul and “Breaking Bad”

"Film Theory and Modern Art": includes interviews with the winners of 2014 Sundance Film Festival: Nathan Zellner (Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter) and Janicza Bravo (Gregory Go Boom). Also, an essay from an acclaimed film academic, Bert Cardullo, “Modish Artifice vs. Modern Art.” Featuring a review from the Editor, Anna Faktorovich, of a television series, “Breaking Bad,” with a debate on if it’s great art or disastrous pop filmmaking, and the acting methodology of the supporting lead, Aaron Paul.

Los Angeles, CA, June 02, 2014 --( Film Theory and Modern Art, Volume VI, Issue 1: Pennsylvania Literary Journal: ($10, 6X9″, Spring 2014, ISBN: 978-1-937536-72-5, 136pp, Purchase on: Amazon, CreateSpace, Kindle): includes two interviews with the winners of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, Nathan Zellner (Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter) and Janicza Bravo (Gregory Go Boom). It also features an essay from one of the most respected film academics in the world, Bert Cardullo, “Modish Artifice vs. Modern Art.” There are also essays from Dr. R. Joseph Rodriguez, Dr. Keith Moser, and Aaron Lee Moore. You will also find innovative poetry from Jefferson Holdridge (the Director of the Wake Forest University Press), Louis Gallo (professor at Radford University), and Mark Jones (professor at Trinity Christian College). Finally, there is a review from the Editor, Anna Faktorovich, of a television series available in-full on Netflix, “Breaking Bad.” It is discussed at-length, with a focus on the elements that position it somewhere between great art and disastrous pop filmmaking, and a special look at acting methodology through a study of the supporting lead, Aaron Paul.

Pennsylvania Literary Journal (ISSN#: 2151-3066; Library of Congress Catalog Number: PN80.P46) is a printed peer-reviewed journal that publishes critical essays, book-reviews, short stories, interviews, photographs, art, and poetry. PLJ is available through the EBSCO Academic Complete and ProQuest databases in full-text. It is also on sale as single issues on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and most other online bookstores. It is cataloged in the MLA International Bibliography, the MLA Directory of Periodicals, Genamics JournalSeek, and Duotrope’s Digest. PLJ has published works by and interviews with New York Times bestselling writers like Larry Niven and Cinda Williams Chima.

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Editor-in-Chief: Anna Faktorovich is the Director and Founder of the Anaphora Literary Press. She taught college English for three years before focusing entirely on publishing. She has a PhD in English Literature. She published two scholarly books: “Rebellion as Genre in the Novels of Scott, Dickens and Stevenson” (McFarland, 2013) and “The Formulas of Popular Fiction: Elements of Fantasy, Science Fiction, Romance, Religious and Mystery Novels” (McFarland, 2014). She completed two other scholarly books: “Gender Bias in Mystery and Romance Novel Publishing: Mimicking Masculinity and Femininity” and “Wendell Berry’s New Agrarianism and Beyond,” for which she received a Kentucky Historical Society fellowship. She also published two poetry collections “Improvisational Arguments” (Fomite Press, 2011) and “Battle for Athens” (Anaphora, 2012).
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