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Daily Archives: May 20, 2015

During an evening commute through LA traffic, a friend and I listened to a podcast featuring screenwriter C. Robert Cargill (“Sinister”). In the episode, the writer briefly mentioned that if it weren’t for “Titanic,” 1997 would be considered a great year for films—up there with 1977, 1999, and 2008. Once the episode was over, my friend had me guess which… Read more »

20 May 2015 | Features, Film Lists

Alfred Hitchcock is known worldwide as the Master of Suspense, and it is probably an unanimity that this title should not belong to anybody else. With an astonishing filmography of more than fifty movies – from primordial silent black and white to colored ones –, he has become a reference on both technique and narrative. His films never get old… Read more »

20 May 2015 | Features, Other Lists

Beneath artistic controversy lies a debate surrounding the nature of art: its mimetic powers and its goals. There are several positions towards these topics. Plato moved from banning artists to approving them under certain institutional conditions. In one of his most famous sayings, Nietzsche insinuated that controversial figures were nothing but a means for strengthening the status quo. Such positions… Read more »

20 May 2015 | Features, Film Lists