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Everything Must Go!

Andrew O’Hagan: American Beauties, 13 December 2001

The Corrections 
by Jonathan Franzen.
Fourth Estate, 568 pp., £17.99, November 2001, 1 84115 672 8
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Ghost World 
directed by Terry Zwigoff.
August 2001
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directed by Todd Solondz.
November 2001
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... film-makers and un-American rock acts than it has of Chekhov. The suburban ennui is familiar from Todd Solondz. In fact, Solondz’s new film, Storytelling, is cut from the same cloth as The Corrections, filled with the same sense of altered usage and the uncanny images which flood the average American life. ...

Yellow Ribbons

Hal Foster: Kitsch in Bush’s America, 7 July 2005

... the Bush position on stem-cell research, too, among other issues). In his new film Palindromes, Todd Solondz mercilessly plays out some implications of this view of ‘life’. The movie centres on a girl called Aviva (played by different actors in different scenes, which, along with her palindromic name, indicates her allegorical status). Barely a ...

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