“Call the president of the Academy of Science of the USSR and ask him ‘Why is the sky blue?’ and Continue reading
Steven Spielberg is making Napoleon. Steven Spielberg is making Stanley Kubrick’s Napoleon. To be plain Spielberg has announced that he Continue reading
Google The Fall of the Roman Empire and the first thing you’ll find is not that Edward Gibbon wrote an 18th century Continue reading
The Violent Premise What follows is a reflection on Orson Welles’s 1952 adaption of Othello and Stanley Kubrick’s 1981 Stephen Continue reading
Video essay and summation of Welles’ use of fables and allegories in his films.
“Our asylums are full of people who think they’re Napoleon… Or God.” Sean Connery as James Bond Dr.No (1962) Bond. James Bond. Continue reading
Sentimental prologue Forget the digital restoration, the enhancement of sound; the DVD extras. Forget any attempt to make the film Continue reading
“Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow” At the end of Gone With the Wind (1939), Scarlet O’ Hara triumphantly espouses that ’tomorrow Continue reading