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[1987] The Last Emperor

There is no such thing as objective memory. Even with documented and recorded evidence, different witnesses will recall an event differently. It might have to do with a person’s inherent bias (what a person is willing to hear versus what is actually being said) or it might have to do with the passage of time, and the reshaping of history that has always happened. 711 more words

First Take


Bernardo Bertolucci’s Luna manages the considerable feat of telling the story of an incestuous relationship between opera star Caterina Silveri (Jill Clayburgh) and her heroin addicted 15-year-old son Joe (Matthew Barry) without making the viewer turn away. 454 more words


Turning a Blind Eye

I’ve yet to see Manchester by the Sea. From the trailer and the few things I’ve heard it looks good, if a little depressing. Hence perfect for… 957 more words

Moving pictures, #69

The last Moving pictures post of 2016 (although it’s appearing in 2017), and I’m still slightly boggled by the fact I wrote 69 of these bloody things in twelve months. 2,140 more words


Moving pictures, #66

A mostly far eastern Moving pictures post this time, with films from China, Taiwan and South Korea. Plus some Italian melodrama, a classic piece of Disney, and a recent Hollywood blockbuster which generated a ridiculous amount of stupidity on release. 1,975 more words


How to Film a Rape Scene

Source: https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/how-to-film-a-rape-scene-last-tango-in-paris-bertolucci

How to Film a Rape Scene

by Emalie Marthe DEC 8 2016 6:32 PM

Following outcry over a nonconsensually filmed rape scene in “Last Tango in Paris,” directors and actors discuss the film industry’s failures when it comes to depicting sexual assault—and what women can do to change that. 1,430 more words

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