Paul Gallagher

'Mr Eisenstein, I understand you are connected with the Kyenee-ma. I witnessed a Kye-nimatograph performance once.' - J. J. Thompson

Favorite films

  • Ugetsu
  • A Dog's Life
  • The Childhood of Maxim Gorky
  • Kummatty

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  • Happy Merry-Go-Round

    ★★★½

  • Love is an Elevator

    ★★★

  • Honeyland

    ★★★

  • The Mongreloid

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  • Life in Bloom

    Life in Bloom

    ★★★★

    One of Dovzhenko's most gorgeous films - and in color. Growing a garden, building a society, studying nature are all shown as part of nature becoming conscious of itself.

    More prosaically, the scientific discussion is a good illustration of the debates during the "eclipse of Darwin" period of the early 20th century, when Mendelism was in opposition to Darwinism. A century later, how Michurin's plant grafts work, not only changing the rootstock but causing heritable changes, is still in question, horizontal gene transfer being one likely answer. The scientifically curious might like this paper. nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/nph.14383

  • The Magic Shelf

    The Magic Shelf

    Earth vs Soup

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  • Woos Whoopee

    Woos Whoopee

    Even cats ignored Prohibition.

  • Melancholia

    Melancholia

    ★★★★½

    Justine seems to be linked to mythology of Diana - who's vowed never to marry, the goddess of domesticated spaces, who was spied upon while bathing, the goddess who guides people between death and life, linked to animals and the Moon (or other celestial bodies).