Mad Max and the Modern Art of Spectacle

I recall once telling a friend of mine that I didn’t like Avatar, and being somewhat stunned at his immediate retort that I ‘didn’t like cinema’. It kind of caught me off guard, largely because to this day I still

Mad Max and the Modern Art of Spectacle

I recall once telling a friend of mine that I didn’t like Avatar, and being somewhat stunned at his immediate retort that I ‘didn’t like cinema’. It kind of caught me off guard, largely because to this day I still

Film Trailers are Events Now, But Should We Worry?

How exactly have trailers become ‘events’ in and of themselves? And what exactly does it mean for the future of film?

Film Trailers are Events Now, But Should We Worry?

How exactly have trailers become ‘events’ in and of themselves? And what exactly does it mean for the future of film?

Out of the Desert and Onto the Screen: Facebook and The Hyperreal

“The need to speak, even if one has nothing to say, becomes more pressing when one has nothing to say, just as the will to live becomes more urgent when life has lost its meaning.” —from The Ecstasy of Communication

Out of the Desert and Onto the Screen: Facebook and The Hyperreal

“The need to speak, even if one has nothing to say, becomes more pressing when one has nothing to say, just as the will to live becomes more urgent when life has lost its meaning.” —from The Ecstasy of Communication

Snap! Crackle! Pop (ular culture and adverts)!

“Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper” Thomas Jefferson I think that adverts are becoming more and more irrelevant and dated, and this is actually kind of sad and also important.  When I think of

Snap! Crackle! Pop (ular culture and adverts)!

“Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper” Thomas Jefferson I think that adverts are becoming more and more irrelevant and dated, and this is actually kind of sad and also important.  When I think of

‘Man is Something To Overcome’: Interstellar and Nietzsche (#3/3)

‘Bout bloody time we wrapped this up. A couple weeks ago, in Part One , we talked about Nolan’s penchant for weaving Nietzsche into the tapestry of his films. We looked at The Dark Knight (a bit, sort of) and how some

‘Man is Something To Overcome’: Interstellar and Nietzsche (#3/3)

‘Bout bloody time we wrapped this up. A couple weeks ago, in Part One , we talked about Nolan’s penchant for weaving Nietzsche into the tapestry of his films. We looked at The Dark Knight (a bit, sort of) and how some

‘Man is Something to Overcome’: Interstellar and Nietzsche (#2/3)

So last time we left on a bit of a cliffhanger concerning a certain pickle that we’ve found ourselves in as a species (If you didn’t read Part One this won’t make much sense, so go back and read it

‘Man is Something to Overcome’: Interstellar and Nietzsche (#2/3)

So last time we left on a bit of a cliffhanger concerning a certain pickle that we’ve found ourselves in as a species (If you didn’t read Part One this won’t make much sense, so go back and read it

The (As it Were) Seminal Importance of Chat Magazine

For the purposes of this blog (and ergo modern science) I decided to dive headlong into the murky world of Women’s Real Life Weeklies. I regret to say I felt kind of bad about buying it. My snobbish sensibilities got

The (As it Were) Seminal Importance of Chat Magazine

For the purposes of this blog (and ergo modern science) I decided to dive headlong into the murky world of Women’s Real Life Weeklies. I regret to say I felt kind of bad about buying it. My snobbish sensibilities got