Dostoevsky Reimagined – BTS Archive

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As aquatically conscious rapper Mick Jenkins would say: “water [is] more important than gold.” This could not be a truer fact, especially in today’s age of climate change. Being a lifelong resident of the Los Angeles area, I am...
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Recently I was moderating the Dostoyevsky-BTS Pinterest account, and I came across an interesting message from a user with the Pinterest profile name HadesIsDoomed. The message said, simply, “Not Dostoyevsky!” I had to investigate. It turns out that HadesIsDoomed...
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Happy Valentine’s Day from everyone at VM Productions! February is the month that prompts many to think about love, though not always in the most positive light. Some bask in the romantic traditions of Valentine’s Day while others heartily...
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“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.” -Louisa May Alcott, Little Women Fun Facts: Loosely based on the lives of author Louisa May Alcott and her three sisters. Alcott proceeded the novel...
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“When we get to the end of the story, you will know more than you do now…” ―Hans Christian Andersen, “The Snow Queen” Fun Facts: One of Andersen’s longest (split into seven sections) and most highly praised children’s stories....
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VM Productions is ringing in the holiday and winter season by revisiting Claude Sautet’s Un Coeur En Hiver (A Heart in Winter) (1992). The French film, which competed in the 49th Venice International Film Festival, features excellent performances all...
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Two men; one from Melbourne, Australia and one originally from St. Petersburg, Russia. Melbourne and St. Petersburg have been “sister” cities since 1989. And the two men may be considered “brothers” in their individual re-imagining of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s ‘Crime and Punishment’ into film. The...
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It’s no secret that the movie industry, since its inception, has become a constantly evolving medium. It all began in the 1890s with film clips that were little over a minute long. Within a decade, these miniscule operations had...
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It has long been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the entertainment industry. In a lot of ways, movies serve as an influence to us on the deepest...
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Good morning, fellow readers. My blog this week will finally focus on the acclaimed film directed by Vitaly Sumin, Notes from the New World. This doesn’t mean it’s the last one I will write — actually the best is...