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  • Bonnie and Clyde

    Bonnie and Clyde

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    New Hollywood is my current fascination, might mess around and write a little about it at some point. But as for this film, I just
    think it is incredibly life-affirming. I think it is characteristic of the aforementioned movement because it captures the confusion in the face of endless opportunity. The inertia, the individual, and their mutual conclusion is displayed. Also the character that America plays in New Hollywoody, I've found to be a very interesting common trait. It seems…

  • Killer of Sheep

    Killer of Sheep

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    This is an essay I wrote for a sociology class this semester. We chose the film ourselves and had to apply certain sociological concepts to it. It certainly could have been written better, but some rl constraints hindered this from being something that I could actually take some pride in. For example, the course concepts are kind of shoe-horned awkwardly into context as the real intent of my paper was to make the argument that my professor should consider using…

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  • L'Avventura

    L'Avventura

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    Finally feeling somewhat on the same page as Antonioni, and that happens in a film where communication is it's most subversive element, the one that discloses the least about what is actually going on in the film. And there is clearly a disconnect between the director/writer and his characters here. While delving into fascinating psychoanalysis, the distance remains and much like Luigi Pirandello, Antonioni lets his characters roam free without doubting the primal forces that directs the film. As though…

  • Red Desert

    Red Desert

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    First off thanks to Connor and Marcus for promptly guiding me to this immediately following my review of L'avventura and never has a recommendation felt so appropriate. Of course I loved it, as Antonioni's scenes become more layered in complexity, though the lifeless black-and-white has its charm, so does his narrative. And it is important to remember this complexity going in to this film, as interpretations often tend to err on the simplistic side. Still we explore the realm of…