Tuesday, March 19, 2002
Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins

Practical Citizenship for Toddlers

How Mary Poppins corrupts the minds of our good capitalist youth.

Wednesday, March 13, 2002
General Thade of Planet of the Apes

Planet of the Apes

The Birth of a Planet

Marketing the KKK.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2002
The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

The Weirdness of the Wonder of Oz

What makes the Wiz so wonderful? It’s the movie of the American Century—and the story of public relations.

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Other Recent Long Stuff

A Serious Man
Sympathy for the Devil
The Maltese Falcon
Neo’s Passport
The Dark Knight
A Copy of a Copy of a Copy
The Dreamers
The Dreamers

Books to Phlog

Understanding Jaques EllulUnderstanding Jacques Ellul, by Greenman, Schuchardt, and Toly, will be of special interest to Metaphilm readers as Jacques Ellul understood cinema as one of the chief tools of propaganda used by the state to distract the masses from that which matters.


Monday, March 11, 2002

Fight Club

I Am Jack’s Obscure Origins. A reading from           Mike White at Cashiers           du Cinemart.

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Thursday, March 07, 2002

The Lord of the Rings

“In the fellowship of the microchip, you may crash but ultimately you win. In computer games the goal is to overpower the enemy. There is no place for negotiation or compromise.” An editorial interpretation by Sherry Turkle in The New York Times: “The Lord of the Hackers,” March 7, 2002.

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Tuesday, March 05, 2002

2001: A Space Odyssey

An interpretation of Kubrick’s 2001. The Space Odyssey Explained. A beautiful Flash site. Check it out.

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