Tag Archives: media violence

More on the 2013 Oscars and the ugliness exemplified thereby

I finally found the interview with Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek that I briefly mentioned in yesterday’s Oscar post. A German text version is here and the full interview (in English) is here. Žižek echoes a concern I have had for … Continue reading

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2013 Oscar Nominations and some SFF Links

The 2013 Academy Award nominations have been announced and once again I am completely underwhelmed by the nominees. The only film I actually care for and am happy to see nominated is Beasts of the Southern Wild. Not that it … Continue reading

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Back Again – and a Linkdump

Okay, so I’m back again from Scotland. Actually, I’ve been back for a few days now, but so far I’ve been too exhausted and busy to blog. Anyway, I had a really great time and took some lovely photos, which … Continue reading

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Historical Fatigue Redux – and I find myself agreeing with Bertolt Brecht

I’ve been thinking a bit more about my current historical fatigue. It seems to me as if way too many historicals, whether written or filmed, are focussed mainly on the absolute upper echelons of society. Downton Abbey – the much … Continue reading

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