Nicholas Ray Blogathon: Nicholas Ray, Poet of Violence

My contribution to the ongoing Nicholas Ray Blogathon appears on the official Slant Magazine blog site, The House Next Door.

About Budd Wilkins

Budd Wilkins is a writer, film critic and instructor. He is a Staff Critic for Slant Magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Nordic Issue of Acidemic Journal of Film and Media. He is currently writing a chapter for an anthology on international horror directors to be published by Intellect Press and distributed by University of Chicago Press. Mr. Wilkins was born and raised in Hollywood, Florida. He attended Penn State for several years before moving to North Carolina in 1994, where he earned his Bachelor's in Religious Studies and a Master's in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Film Studies from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His primary focus is film history, film literacy and criticism, with the goal of bringing obscure, foreign and films that are labeled "difficult" to the attention of film aficionados of all kinds. Other interests and focus of critique include comparative religion, black humor, 19th century European literature, horror and graphic novels. Mr Wilkins lives in Greensboro, North Carolina with his wife, Tina. Follow @buddwilkins on Twitter.
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2 Responses to Nicholas Ray Blogathon: Nicholas Ray, Poet of Violence

  1. Tony Dayoub says:

    No one alerted me to this piece so I’ll publish a link to your House piece with tomorrow’s rounds. I was reading your bio and am struck with a few things, I was born and raised in Miami, graduated UM in 1994. My wife, unbeknownst to me at the time, went to App State, and worked in the Greensboro TV market for some time after she graduated in ’93. Coincidences.

    Anyway, thanks for your submission. Can’t wait to dig into it.

    • buddwilkins says:

      Hm. That’s odd. Communication breakdown, I suppose. At any rate, thanks for the inclusion and enjoy the read-through.

      Coincidences indeed. Small world, after all, as they say. Did she work behind or in front of the camera?

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