Category Archives: Cinema

James L. Kelley New Scientology Interview with Jay Dyer on TalkNet

Check out James L. Kelley chatting with Jay Dyer about L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology, and Esoteric Hollywood. Among the topics touched on: Steven Soderbergh’s Schizopolis, P.T. Anderson’s The Master, and Hubbard’s R6-Christ implant. Access files ESO-2015-10-22-1.mp3 and ESO-2015-10-22-2.mp3 at TalkNet, here: http://files.talknetwork.com/ESO-Archive.html. Advertisements

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Jay w/James Kelley – Scientology, Hubbard & Sci Fi Space Opera (Half)

James L. Kelley and Jay Dyer discuss L. Ron Hubbard’s esoteric views on the thetan, Xenu, “space opera,” and even Christology.

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“Paul Virilio: For the Love of Speed (Part Two)—The Death of a Thousand Cuts in the Soundtrack: An Introduction to Picnolepsy” by James L. Kelley

Before examining in-depth Paul Virilio’s “picnolepsy,” a brief definition of the term is in order, to be followed by a word about how this concept fits into the French theorist’s work as a whole. In Virilio’s words, Epilepsy is little … Continue reading

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“Paul Virilio: For the Love of Speed (Part One)” by James L. Kelley

A window into Paul Virilio’s thought is gained if we consider the French theorist’s fable of the origin of speed. Virilio imagines ancient man’s inner and outer life as set in motion and ever-after conditioned by his ambiguous orientation toward … Continue reading

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Desultory Reflections on Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver and the “American Mass Culture Hell”

“He’s a walking contradiction / partly truth and partly fiction.” In the iconic film Taxi Driver, Betsy intones these words from a Kris Kristofferson song as she gazes intently at Travis Bickle, a man who embodies everything Betsy previously deemed … Continue reading

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