Saturday, June 29, 2002
A Beautiful Mind1984-Big Brother is Watching

A Beautiful Mind

Return to 1984

John Nash is Winston Smith from Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four. Don’t worry, Winston. Big Brother is here to help you.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Documenting Rural Poverty

A moving near-documentary of rural poverty, says this Amazon reviewer.

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Fritz Lang's Metropolis, 1927

Metropolis (1927)

Workers of the world, do it again.

This is the twentieth century of the mind. Memories forever.

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PaNYC Room

Panic Room

Home Alone 4?

Life in the Big City, as seen by young optimists who leave small towns to follow their dreams.

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Friday, June 21, 2002
Metropolis 2001 (poster)

Metropolis (2001)

Pure as the Driven Snow

Love (or something) in the ruins. Ever since Little Boy, Japan and the U.S. have been co-enablers in a mutual identity problem.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2002
The Royal Tenenbaums

The Royal Tenenbaums

The Commodification of Memory

Let us sell you your memories.

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Saturday, June 01, 2002
Legally Blonde

Legally Blonde

The Cult of the Everyman

Hollywood’s love letter to the left brain: “Interpret Me!”

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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.


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