Other Recent Long Stuff

A Serious Man
Sympathy for the Devil
The Maltese Falcon
Neo’s Passport
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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.


Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Big Wazowski

Monster’s Inc. meets The Dude

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

What the Wizard of Oz Can Teach Us About The Economic Crisis

We’ve alluded to and written about this before, but here is the BBC News magazine’s Rumeana Jahangir on the original economic interpretation of L. Frank Baum’s 1900 vision, brought to the masses through the 1939 Judy Garland film, and brought to the world’s understanding in 1964 by high school teacher Henry Littlefield:  “The Tin Woodman represents the industrial worker, the Scarecrow is the farmer and the Cowardly Lion is William Jennings Bryan.” - proof that high school teachers still have something to teach us.  If you want the full blown postmodern critique, check out The Hang’d Man’s (aka the WWWiz) interpretation from our most wizardly Oz interpretation

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