BTS Blog Archive

crowdfunding-concept-a-vector
Crowdfunding plays a big role in the independent film scene. Does crowdfunding present any value to someone simply looking to spice up a resume? Of course it does. Well-written articles published online discuss the resume-boosting benefit of running a...
Steampunk -3A
Is there such a creature as ‘Russian steampunk literature’? No rule exists barring someone from combining traditional Russian classics literary themes with steampunk sci-fi conventions. Maybe a creative “mashup” is in the works somewhere. If not, it should be....
double-2
Zen and existentialism appear to be bitterly opposite philosophies. At least that how perceptions appear to those who don’t delve deeply into either philosophies. Those perceptions do harm opinions about the philosophies. Zen theory suffers from the stereotypical depiction...
Night Haymarket 1862- William Powell Frith
I stumbled upon this book in a charity shop in England while looking for second-hand DVDs of film classics. I hadn’t known about its existence previously, but I was intrigued by the blurb. Actually, no, whatever the blurb had...
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Friedrich Nietzsche, one of the most esteemed (albeit easily misinterpreted) thinkers of all time, once referred to Fyodor Dostoyevsky as “the only psychologist from whom I’ve anything to learn.” This was, to be sure, long before Freud, whose first...
american beauty
Not often do we equate Fyodor Dostoevsky’s concept of Existentialism with comedy, but the truth of it is that the two pair together quite well. It can be difficult to define yourself as anything short of being a cynic when...
christmas competitions
Our Christmas competition is the biggest we have ever done! For the first time, we are running our exciting competition across 3 of our social media sites for two weeks only, meaning all Instagram, Twitter and Facebook users can...
NETOCHKA
Those familiar with Dostoyevsky’s Russian classics are just as familiar with his strangely iconic characters: Roddy Raskolnikov, the penniless murderer with a Napoleon complex; the Karamazov Brothers, enveloped in all their complexities despite somehow being related to each other;...