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The Birds and the Beef

Another “song” from KISS AND MAKE-UP. Why am I so good to you?

Edward Everett Horton was not particularly known for his singing, though his number in THE GAY DIVORCEE, paired with Betty Grable of all people, is oddly pleasing. 372 more words


The Conformist - Mise-en-scène

There are movies that are straight forward and simple to understand without any depth in visual appearances and effects and then there’s the conformist, a movie almost personifying the inside struggle between the two destructive organs- the heart and the brain.The Conformist is a classic example of one of the best cinematographic experiences a film enthusiast can have. 411 more words

Napoleon, the Virgin

22 November 1787

Dark winter had a hold. It loomed over Paris like night over day and the city’s little insignificant souls scurried to the warmth all over. 918 more words


Week 6 Reading Assignment

“It is certainly the first film in which the characters are homosexuals , without homosexuality being made into a problem” (571). Fassbinder uses his film, Fox and His Friends, as means of presenting an alternate reality- one which homosexuality is as valid and societally-accepted as heterosexuality (572). 420 more words

Three Colours: Red

Continuing with Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Three Colours trilogy, each film exploring a principal of the French Revolution, Red is the chapter that examines fraternity. This is actually the final part of the trilogy, but I’ve watched it before… 317 more words


Like Bertolucci's The Conformist

The Conformist is a film by Bernardo Bertolucci that for all its political subject matter is an astonishingly beautiful film to watch. I have never forgotten the chase scene through the woods that was probably shot at dusk using available light. 142 more words


The Conformist

Written and directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, The Conformist is the story of a weak-willed fascist spy (Jean-Louis Trintignant) obsessed with normality and desperate to belong. 240 more words