Trespassing: From Manderley to Xanadu – Updated

In December, I wrote about a video essay I made comparing Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca (1940) and Orson Welles' Citizen Kane (1941). I wrote an expanded version of that post for Film School Rejects. Feedback is most welcome! A few months ago, I was lucky enough to watch Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca and Orson Welles’s Citizen Kane within weeks of each other on the big screen.…

Trespassing: From Manderley to Xanadu

A Video Essay A few months ago, I was lucky enough to watch Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca (1940) and Orson Welles's Citizen Kane (1941) within weeks of each other as part of two separate courses at Middlebury, the former film as part of a course dedicated exclusively to Hitchcock's body of work. Since the two films…

Stuff I Wrote: November & December

How is it already December? And how is the semester almost over? This week we published our final issue of The Campus – Middlebury's one and only weekly, student-newspaper. It's been an incredible semester and I'm very proud to be able to work alongside a phenomenal group of editors and reporters. In addition to writing a…

Stuff I Wrote: September

It’s been three weeks since I arrived back at Middlebury, and in that time we’ve published three issues of The Middlebury Campus, our student newspaper. It’s my first year as managing editor, and though I’ve enjoyed working with our staff to develop story ideas, change our design, and just improve the quality of our product,…