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Fear X

(Check out previous essays on Refn’s films here: Pusher, Bleeder, Bleeder Part 2, Drive)

For Nicolas Winding Refn’s third film, Fear X, he went full Hollywood on his production. 808 more words

Film

Fun Facts: Hubert Selby Jr.'s Cameo In Requiem For A Dream

Hubert Selby Jr. (1928-2004) was an amazing author. He wrote the book Requiem for a Dream (1978) based on his personal experiences with addiction. He co-wrote a screenplay of the 2000 film adaptation alongside Darren Aronofsky, which became critically acclaimed since its independent release. 172 more words

Film

Why Philosophy? Lecture 1 HM4511

Plato famously said that the ‘unexamined life is not worth living’ (Apology 38a). But what is an examined life in contrast? Normally, I suppose, when we live our lives, we do not question our fundamental principles, values, or beliefs. 1,581 more words

Philosophy

Timeless Classics: Requiem For A Dream

Requiem For A Dream (2000) is so intense but that is the point when it comes to the true effects of relying on substances.

I put the picture of the alive refrigerator because he looks like a character for a modern version of Beauty & The Beast (2017) rather than the much more brutal depictions shown in the film based on the 1978 book. 132 more words

Film

When Books Infiltrate Your Spirit

I’ve been switching between two books the past few days, which is rather odd for me. Usually if I have to veer off the path from one book to a different one, I don’t return to the original book in question. 761 more words

Writing

Hubert Selby Jr.'s "Last Exit to Brooklyn" Part One (Excerpted Reviews)

At the half-way mark and when fully finished, I want to make a few remarks on books I have been reading. When around fifty percent through, I want to tap into the interpretations and reviews of those before me, so I can see if my personal views are reflected within prior writings. 447 more words

Culture

Last Exit To Brooklyn

Dir: Uli Edel, 1989

6/10

Based on Hubert Selby, Jr’s book of the same name, Uli Edel’s adaptation did what they thought couldn’t be done. 517 more words