If 2020 wasn't bad enough, not being able to watch Charlie Brown fight existentialism on ABC certainly adds to this year's misery. By which I mean seeing Charlie tackle his Christmas blues... the Great Pumpkin's honestly overrated and should have attacked Linus, that gaslighting "blockhead" the same way it did in the Simpsons. Still love Snoopy, world's most devoted cosplayer and the most badass Peanuts character out of the gang.
Watching this during our eternal quarantine period, I can only say that I now fully sympathize with Ripley's decision in not letting her contaminated crew members onboard. Had they followed her instinct, then that blasted titular creature wouldn't have wreaked havoc or gotten onboard in the first place. To some audience members, this might seem hardhearted but after experiencing 2020's disaster year - in which people willingly endanger themselves by not following safety precautions, I can't take Ripley's initial judgment…
Instructor's Note: Here's the question our professor asked us to consider whilst watching the movie - How does this film adhere to the conventions of Film Noir? Name some elements associated with Film Noir and give specific examples of how Double Indemnity uses those elements. [Mary Dutterer]
Initial Response: Double Indemnity has been often described as the first archetypal film noir, or at least "arguably the first to bring together all the major elements of the style" (Arnold 91). While…
When I realize this "corporate husk" sucked up a billion dollars by leeching off legitimate artistic creativity as well as by plagiarizing the exact same thing only a million times worse, I immediately cried out in existential despair. I cursed my curiosity for making me want to suffer through this braindead assault, and curled up in a ball, sobbing hopeless globs of ugly tears.
Within a decade - provided we've fought off late stage capitalists and solved climate change, this…