Thursday, September 29, 2005
2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey

Stargazers, Navelgazers

The search for an answer makes a monkey of us all.

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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.


Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Sexy Beast

Lee Siegel has a recent piece on Greta Garbo entitled “Sexy Beast” in The New Republic (sorry, subscribers only). Siegel’s best line is, “Americans want movies to suddenly light up their darkened theaters, as if being alone with your imagination were an untrustworthy enterprise; Europeans like (or used to like) dark-hued films that keep their imaginations glowing in the dark.” Seems as if our own Kirby and Etienne made this point a while back.

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