Posts Tagged ‘film’

Black & White (short)

Posted: October 17, 2021 in -
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The 5 Lies of Indie Film Distribution

Foundation (Trailer)

Posted: September 24, 2021 in -
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Collapsing empire, I’m gong to need to watch this.

Maybe. This guy says he was ripped off three times.

Dune & the Empire

Posted: August 23, 2021 in -
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Or that the imperial bad guys in the film, complete with their noble houses, obscene material wealth and military might, are symbolic of their own governments, corporate powers and armed forces?

The Myth of Empire and the Real Message of Dune

When Westerners (see: Americans, Canadians, Europeans, Brits, Australians) see Dune this fall, I wonder if any of them will have any idea that Arrakis is a perfect symbol for Afghanistan (or even Iraq, or Bolivia, etc.). Or that the much coveted and fought over “spice” is code for opium (or oil, or lithium, or whatever the Empire and its imperial houses demand or wish to control).

This guy seems to know his stuff.

I took my time watching and then reviewing this. It’s heavy duty, and I wasn’t in a deep mood to handle this film. Not for a couple of weeks.

Keira Knightly plays Katharine Gun, and the result is a tense political thriller, and also a newsroom hunt and a courtroom drama. It’s quite powerful, and I actually missed the key scene because of a DVD scratch. Still I urge everyone to watch this if just to keep up on the relevant history you’re living through.

I don’t feel right about giving spoilers. So, I won’t even post the trailer. Trust me. This is an important film.

w Oliver Stone commentary

  • realism
  • expectancy
  • safe darkness

Three Seconds (short film)

Posted: July 24, 2021 in -
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