Cleolinda Jones

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Cleolinda Jones
Born (1978-12-14) 14 December 1978 (age 35)[1]
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Pen name Cleolinda Jones
Occupation Writer,
Blogger
Nationality American
Genre Parody
Notable works Movies in Fifteen Minutes

Cleolinda "Cleo" Jones is an American writer and blogger. She is the author of the Movies in Fifteen Minutes series of film parodies, which have a large cult following on the internet.[2] In addition to her published books, she is also known for her commentary on pop culture elements, particularly the growth and development of "fandom" culture for Twilight, Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, and Hannibal.

Jones currently lives in Birmingham, where she is a post-graduate student.[3]

Published works[edit]

In 2005, Orion Books published Movies in Fifteen Minutes: Hollywood Blockbusters for People Who Can't Be Bothered, a collection of more parodies by Jones.[4] The book has also been published abroad as Cut: Movies in Fifteen Minutes, but has yet to be published in Jones' native United States.

Movies in Fifteen Minutes was praised for being "hilarious - but [also intelligent;] it's the pretensions of James Cameron and Mel Gibson [that Jones] is mocking, not Dickens and Shakespeare."[5]

As a follow up to Movies in Fifteen Minutes, Jones has also self-published an e-book, The Annotated Movies in Fifteen Minutes: (1) Wizards. It focuses on her humorous recaps of the Harry Potter films, with fandom commentary, interactive links, and historical notes in addition to the recaps.[6]

Jones's recaps of Breaking Dawn, the fourth book in the Twilight series, were heavily referenced in a blog posting in New York Magazine.[7]

Jones's blog was quoted in the MSNBC article "A beginner's guide to 'Twilight' - How to pretend like you know what your teenage daughter is talking about," a commentary written by Dave White.[8]

Her recaps of Season 1 of Hannibal attracted a large following of both fans of the show and entertainment analysts, as Jones often included a meta-analysis of the horror genre elements included in each show for discussion. Her "People in Dracula don't know they're in Dracula" problem analysis was included in The Atlantic feature, "The Formula That's Ruining Teen Movies," in 2013.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jones, Cleolinda - Profile
  2. ^ Urban Dictionary, Cleolinda Jones
  3. ^ Orion Books - Authors: Cleolinda Jones
  4. ^ Davies, Sue - Movies In Fifteen Minutes by Cleolinda Jones (1 June 2006)
  5. ^ Conrad, Peter - Tiny things, tiny minds, The Guardian (13 November 2005)
  6. ^ Lulu: Author, Cleolinda Jones
  7. ^ http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2008/08/did_breaking_dawn_ruin_the_twi.html, 8/5/08
  8. ^ http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27788655/, 11/18/08