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Tarot Sixes

Six of Cups

Nostalgia.  Fond memories of childhood.  Connecting the past to the present.

from the Bohemian Gothic Tarot:  “Innocence.  Happy memories, especially of childhood.   Indulging in simple, childlike pleasures.  238 more words


While the City Sleeps (1956)

While the City Sleeps has a brilliant cold open followed by a pounding title sequence courtesy of Fritz Lang that brings to mind a bit of Diabolique and Psycho. 633 more words

Long Review

Fritz Lang, MCTS, and some dumb assumptions about labor

In Richard Florida’s 2002 book The Rise of the Creative Class, he questions the our collective image of traditional, service-based labor:

The image of the factory as an arena only for rote physical labor was always wrong. 271 more words


The Big Heat (1953) - Updated

The Big Heat is not a Noir where the darkness comes from the shadowy visuals, but from within its characters themselves. In fact, some of these individuals are so subtle in their corruption that it easily gets overshadowed. 828 more words

Long Review

Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge

Oh, Kriemhild…..Kriemhild, Kriemhild, Kriemhild. How you stick to your beliefs. 1,421 more words


Early Nothing

A conversation with a friend years ago comes back to me. We debated the strange blandness of the interiors in Fritz lang’s American films. Strange because his German films were known for their elaborate, stylised and striking production design. 622 more words


Die Nibelungen: Siegfried

All right, I’m getting a little obsessed with Fritz Lang. 1,000 more words