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Artists use lies to tell the truth.

The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema was an interesting analysis of film.  I don’t think I knew enough Freudian psychology to fully appreciate it, but I sure did know enough films.  I love movies because you can use them to reveal … Continue reading

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Symbolism and Brainteasers

Mulholland Drive is one of those movies you have to watch more than once to fully understand.  The plot is complicated by an extended dream sequence, nonlinear narrative, and surrealist imagery.  Added to the already confusing set up are the … Continue reading

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Seeing Things as They Are

Plato is responsible for describing one of the most well known metaphors in philosophy.  The concept of “the cave” is becoming more and more relevant as science progresses and we realize how little we can observe with our basic senses. … Continue reading

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How Grace lost her grace: Nietzsche’s philosophy in Dogville

Dogville questioned the idea of morality.  Tom fancies himself a philosopher and tries to address issues of morality with the town.  He accuses them of being immoral by living very isolated and individual lives.  He wants to illustrate that the … Continue reading

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Does Might Make Happiness?

Woody Allen brings many concepts of philosophy into his films.  Crimes and Misdemeanors questions the idea of justice.  In the end, most movies have the good guys win and the bad guys lose.  In Crimes and Misdemeanors, the immoral characters … Continue reading

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The desire for Stendhal Syndrome

I have always loved movies.  No matter how many times I go to the theater, I always love the silver screen.  When I was little, my mom would hand me the camera on our vacations because, even then, I loved … Continue reading

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