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Daily Archives: September 8, 2015

With his antithetical tableau of Los Angeles as a subterrane city both gritty and sublime, Raymond Chandler (1888-1959) reawakened the detective novel, taking it from the dour pulp fiction dustbin into the floodlights of celebrated and illustrious literature. Chandler began his writing career, first for pulp magazines, in his early 40s with short stories and then novels, publishing his first,… Read more »

08 September 2015 | Features, Film Lists

Surreal films feature unexpected twists and turns that defy common reasoning and reality. Surreal comedies, by extension, also focus on impossible gags and overall plots that venture from common life. Often, these comedies are even labeled as absurdist do their wacky and baffling content. It is important to note, however, that not all goofy comedies are surreal; only the ones… Read more »

08 September 2015 | Features, Film Lists

Is there any such thing as too much of a good thing? Yes. But that doesn’t stop most people and that’s fine enough. Everyone has some sort of compulsive behavior that makes them feel good, but may have adverse consequences in the future. However, when are normal things like over-spending or overeating considered being a sort of disease? – When… Read more »

08 September 2015 | Features, Film Lists