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Slow Talk & Fast Driving

I’d never seen THE DRIVER but was just coming around to the idea of Walter Hill, after appreciating HARD TIMES, but I couldn’t quite get along with this one. 915 more words


2015 Movie Challenge: Rashomon

25/52: A film by an Asian director

Akira Kurosawa’s idea for Rashomon was a simple one: what is truth?  If you ask two different people about a car crash they witnessed, you’ll hear two different stories.   1,348 more words

Review: Rashomon (1950)

By now I’ve seen most of Akira Kurosawa’s prominent films but Rashomon was one that had been in my computer for quite some time, but I never got down to actually watching it. 470 more words

Blast From The Past

Tom Recommends: Roshomon

Now that my Bone reviews are over, I figured I need something to fill the void.  Besides, I’m not sure which dead superhero to write about next, so I’m going to start a regular column of personal recommendations from me to you. 561 more words

Movies & TV

Neo-Fascist Consideration of Walon Green & Sam Peckinpah’s THE WILD BUNCH: The Ride of the ‘Last Barbarians’(and Some Notes on Akira Kurosawa, Federico Fellini, Michelangelo Antonioni, and Ingmar Bergman). PART 1.


Sam Peckinpah on the set of THE WILD BUNCH

For Part 2 of this blogpost, CLICK HERE.

Topics Discussed: Technique, ‘form is content’, Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead, Modern Art, modernism, painting, sculpture, narrative art, time and art, Memento, Narrative Trap, Sergei Eisenstein, Battleship Potemkin, Stanley Kubrick, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Akira Kurosawa, Seven Samurai, Leadership, Apocalypse Now, Francis Ford Coppola, Jim Jones, Jean-Luc Godard, Weekend, John Milius, Rap culture, jungle tribalism, Bitchassho-Igrayne-Taliban Syndrome, Excalibur, John Boorman, Zardoz, homosexual right, far-right feminism, leftist feminism, madonna, Camille Paglia, New Feminism, jungle fever, ‘subconspiracy’, D.W. 144,637 more words

Neo-Fascist Consideration of the Problems of Reverse-Justification in Cinema (HARD CANDY by David Slade). Also, Akira Kurosawa's KAGEMUSHA and RAN; Alfred Hitchcock's MARNIE.


HARD CANDY by Brian Nelson & David Slade

Topics: Soviet Union, Creativity, Originality, Beatles, Monkees, reverse-creativity,
Federico Fellini, 8 1/2, Jews as weasels, David Lynch, Blue Velvet, ‘foundational conservatism’, ‘fetish conservatism’, Coen Brothers, Bob Dylan, open borders, free speech, Richard Linklater, Memento, Christopher Nolan, Flatliners(Joel Schumacher movie), Marnie, The Others(Nicole Kidman movie), Mothman Prophecies, M. 78,342 more words

Color Theory Dreams

This post was a long time coming, but here it is, finally: some brief thoughts on legendary director, Akira Kurosawa.

My favorite of his films, from a narrow sampling, is… 886 more words