Tuesday, March 25, 2003
Vin Diesel as Riddick in Pitch Black

The Axis of Goth

Twohy-Proyas-Goyer-Fincher

You’re not afraid of the dark, are you?

Tuesday, March 11, 2003
Stone Reader

Stone Reader

Reading in Reverse

The only movie made about a book you can’t read, or, How to Read a Film as Text and Back Again

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Sunday, March 09, 2003
25th Hour

25th Hour

Twenty-Five

A country in post-9/11 crisis faces its family and friends.

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Watchmen
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Neo’s Passport
The Dark Knight
A Copy of a Copy of a Copy
The Dreamers
The Dreamers
Reading Inland Empire

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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Monday, March 10, 2003

Baudrillard and The Matrix

A French Philosopher Talks Back to Hollywood and ‘The Matrix’. The New York Times, May 2002. Baudrillard “noted that the film’s ‘borrowings’ from his work ‘stemmed mostly from misunderstandings’ and suggested that no movie could ever do justice to the themes of this book. This sounds like a parody of a French intellectual, but it also happens to be true.”

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Saturday, March 08, 2003

Movie One-Liners

An immortal comment from Michael Caine in The Italian Job has been named the greatest one-liner in cinema.

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Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings - The Secret Diaries, an offbeat reading from Cassandra Claire.

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Tuesday, March 04, 2003

Vietnam War Films

“But actually,” Swofford explains, “Vietnam War films are all pro-war, no matter what the supposed message, what Kubrick or Coppola or Stone intended. . . . The magic brutality of the films celebrates the terrible and despicable beauty of their fighting skills. Fight, rape, war, pillage, burn. Filmic images of death and carnage are pornography for the military man.”

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Sunday, March 02, 2003

Clone of the Attacks

This is certainly clever.

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