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Rob Lowe Tells the Origin of ‘Literally,’ His Parks and Rec Catchphrase

11 September 2012 7:00 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The way Rob Lowe pronounces the word “literally” on Parks and Recreation is nothing short of magic. It’s not like when people say nuke-u-ler when they mean nuclear; that just makes us stabby. When Chris Traeger says Lit-ruh-lee, it takes on great importance, underscoring just how excited he is about literally everything. (“Every time I cleanse, I can literally feel the toxins leaving my body!”) So how did this signature word come to pass? We cornered Lowe during a recent visit to the Parks and Rec set to demand his origin story.“I think I just leaned into that word really hard a couple of times and it made [showrunner Mike Schur] laugh,” said Lowe. “The next thing you know it just became one of Chris’s things, but it was never designed that way. It was merely a word in a sentence. I think I just took a really big, »

- Denise Martin

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Underground Film Links: August 5, 2012

5 August 2012 6:00 AM, PDT | Underground Film Journal | See recent Underground Film Journal news »

This Week’s Must Read: Pfft, forget the Sight & Sound polls — Hey, they never ask for my opinion! — the One+One Filmmaking Journal has compiled a great list of 10 films they love and which you must see, none of which we can really argue with. The list includes films by George Kuchar, Jeff Keen, Derek Jarman, Shuji Terayama and, of course, several more — including one film we ourselves saw and loved just recently, the bat-shit crazy Hausu by Nobuhiko Obayashi.If you want some awesome Sunday experimental film browsing, then a great stop is the Mono No Aware filmmaking workshop films!If you live in Toronto, or want to live there, the Images Festival is looking to hire a programmer for next year’s festival.Film Journal International reviews Pip Chodorov’s Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film, which has been screening at the Anthology Film Archives. The review asks the question, »

- Mike Everleth

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