zerode – a sensibility


film, music, text, city, spectacle, pleasure

If we were Bogie and Bacall

If I were Bogie and she were Bergman, we would have found some way to part that made sense, that didn’t just leave our shared history a shattered wreck. If I were Bogie and she were Bacall, and Jules Furthman and William Faulkner told us what to say, maybe we could have made it work. But even now…

I’m hard to get, Steve. All you have to do is ask me.

To Have and Have Not (1944)

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zerode by nick chapman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

Oh - and hello to Jason Isaacs.

The 400 Blows


is an over-caffeinated and under-employed grad school dropout, aspiring leftwing intellectual and cultural studies academic, cinéaste, and former poet. Raised in San Francisco on classic film, radical politics, burritos and soul music, then set loose upon the world. He spends his time in coffee shops with his laptop and headphones, caffeinating and trying to construct a post-whatever life.


What's in a name... The handle "zerode" is a contraction of Zéro de Conduite, the title of Jean Vigo's 1933 movie masterpiece about schoolboy rebellion.

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