There’s a literary genre in Latin America called the “Dictator novel”. It references the common interest of a number of Latin American authors who have written several works dealing with the subject of dictators, often times seeing reality through their eyes. These writers knew that to comprehend the nature of Latin American history (which is plagued by authoritarianism, militarism and colonialism) the image of the dictator was fundamental. The figure of the dictator was so intrinsically intertwined with their culture…
Heimat is an epic series that narrates the life in the fictional german village of Schabbach through several decades, and whose creator Edgar Reitz has described as a work about “leaving home”. The first episode, which takes place right after the end of the First World War, clearly encapsulates this idea and could perfectly work as his own thing, but Heimat’s main political subject -the rise and fall of the Nazi party- takes shape in the following episodes. The use…
I love how you can clearly see that she's wearing a shitty "wasp" costume, it adds a whole new level of unintentional depth into the movie: what if she never really transforms into a wasp, what if she's just a serial killer that puts on a costume because she's a bipolar sociopath or something?
Corman might be a genius after all.
Stanley Kubrick covered various and different genres through all his career, from film-noirs like The Killing and Killer’s Kiss, to big epic spectacles like the historical Spartacus and the futuristic 2001 and A Clockwork Orange, and also covering the horror and psychological thriller genres, among others. Although I’d say that one of his bigger inputs was in War Films, going back to this genre multiple times, firstly with the amateur Fear and Desire, then with Paths of Glory and ultimately,…