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Question(s) of a Lifetime – Part One

Question(s) of a Lifetime - Part One
Is there a God? What is the meaning of life? Is a hot dog a sandwich? These are all some of the greatest questions humanity has faced; here are some more.
February 18, 2018
Is there a God? What is the meaning of life? Is a hot dog a sandwich? These are all some of the greatest questions humanity has faced; here are some more.

A Writer’s Dilemma

via The Daily Beast
Through an essay by George Orwell, I look for the inspiration behind my greatest love: writing.
December 6, 2017

“All writers are vain, selfish, and lazy, and at the very bottom of their motives there lies a mystery. Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One...

Duty v. Inclination and Fatalism v. Optimism: Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai (1954)

Duty v. Inclination and Fatalism v. Optimism: Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai (1954)
July 6, 2015

  Akira Kurosawa's 1954 film, Seven Samurai, is a film in which many of the different dichotomies entrenched within Japanese society are critically and effectively addressed. Through intense character...

George Melies’ Le Voyage Dans La Lune: Innovations in Film Technology, Contributions to Early Science Fiction Film, and a Reading of Dominant Culture

George Melies’ Le Voyage Dans La Lune: Innovations in Film Technology, Contributions to Early Science Fiction Film, and a Reading of Dominant Culture
April 14, 2015

Throughout the duration of civilization many great cultural movements have taken place that have assisted in shaping and molding the world into the ever evolving product that can be seen today. For instance,...

American Hustle: The Contemporary Film Noir?

American Hustle: The Contemporary Film Noir?
April 9, 2015

  While many argue that Film Noir is a mode of film that blossomed in the 40’s and 50’s, then died out, just as the 80’s murdered disco, others may contend that Film Noir is a genre and/...

Oppositional, Dominant, and Negotiated readings Within Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave (2013)

Oppositional, Dominant, and Negotiated readings Within Steve McQueen’s  12 Years a Slave (2013)
April 9, 2015

Dialogue, plot/story, and action are key elements which have a profound effect on an audience's cinematic experience, and ultimately sway the manner in which they may interpret and read into a film. Based...

The Color Purple 30 Years Later: Gender Roles, Repressed Sexuality, Dominant, and Oppositional Readings of Steven Spielberg’s The Color Purple (1985)

The Color Purple 30 Years Later: Gender Roles, Repressed Sexuality, Dominant, and Oppositional Readings of  Steven Spielberg’s The Color Purple (1985)
April 2, 2015

Political scientist and feminist Jo Freeman once said “ Women learn to see how social structures and attitudes have molded them from birth and limited their opportunities”. Based on Alice Walker’s...

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