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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...
A Shot from DR's Borgen
So, who will be the next President of the United States? Will it be Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, or Jill Stein? Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn. Well, technically, Rhett Butler might give a damn. Scarlett O’Hara,...
A shot from Roman Polanski's Chinatown
“Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown.” There are places that have a character of their own, and the Chinatown of the 1930s in Los Angeles definitely fits the bill. Up to 1910, this was a booming part of town, with...
A Shot from David Lynch's Mulholland Drive, part of our neo-noir survey
So what’s this neo-noir thing, you’ll ask? Film noir as we know it today was a label attached to films with common themes and plot devices that were predominantly produced between 1941’s The Maltese Falcon and 1958’s Touch of...
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In hindsight, debating the merits of the film noir canon will inevitably shape the way we see both the works that defined it and those that, perhaps indirectly, influenced its ambiance and unique visual flair. For all intents and...
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How much of a film noir fan are you? Are you the occasional viewer, who has seen classics like Touch of Evil and The Third Man, and can spot a few leading antiheroes and heroines of the time? Are...