Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Dialogic Cinephilia - November 3, 2020

 Albin, Eugene "Joey" and Julia A. Ward. "Midsommar’s Nordic Nationalism and Neo-Confederate Nostalgia." Film Quarterly (October 30, 2020) ["Jordan Peele has described Midsommar as portraying 'some of the most atrociously disturbing imagery I’ve ever seen on film, and yet I experienced it with this open-mouthed, wild-eyed gape. I think that part of how we get there is never reducing the villains to any kind of snarling monsters with an evil agenda.' Aster shows that the horror of modern capitalism lies precisely in its allure. Attempts to create a sense of belonging, whether by reviving apocryphal traditions or rallying to make a nation 'great again,' will always result in horror if the price of that belonging is the exploitation of others."]

American Nightmare (USA: Adam Simon, 2000: 71 mins) [Amy Lynn on Amazon: "This is a documentary about horror films and their impact on the world between 1968-1979. We get to hear the points of views of the directors of some of the most frightening classic horror films ever made. ... Tobe Hooper, John Carpenter, David Cronenberg, John Landis, Wes Craven, George Romero and more. We get an in depth look at the politics and upheaval of the 60's and 70's and how they influenced ... the horror genre...."]

Trailer: THE TESTAMENT OF ORPHEUS (Live Sound Cinema, Art Seen) from Nitehawk Cinema on Vimeo.

Dixon, Wheeler Winston. "An Artist Always Paints His Own Portrait": : Jean Cocteau’s Testament of Orpheus (1960)." Senses of Cinema #95 (July 2020)

Implicitly Pretentious. "El Camino and Memory as a Savior." (Posted on Youtube: October 22, 2019)

Lindbergs, Kimberly. "Ancient Evil is Now a Modern Industry: Thirst (1979)." Cinebeats (October 13, 2020)

Marino, Patricia. "Philosophy of Sex and Love (Routledge, 2019)." New Books in Philosophy (September 2, 2019) ["For those who think that philosophy must speak to everyday experience and ordinary life, it would seem that philosophical questions occasioned by love and sex should take center stage. Moral, epistemic, metaphysical, and political issues surrounding sex and love pervade our culture. Where would pop music, television, and fine art be without the dilemmas at the intersection of love and sex? And yet there are some less familiar philosophical issues lurking as well. In Philosophy of Sex and Love (Routledge, 2019), Patricia Marino not only introduces a wide range of philosophical issues pertaining to love and sex; she also develops original and compelling positions on the questions she explores."]

West, Stephen. "John Rawls - A Theory of Justice." Philosophize This! (January 2, 2020) ["But another way to think about the answer to this question is to say that every, great philosopher in their own way...QUESTIONED the fundamental assumptions that were present in the thinking of their time. THAT is a hallmark of a great philosopher...because when seeking solutions to philosophical problems...casting aside the cultural or linguistic assumptions of a particular snapshot in time...very often leads philosophers of the next generation to understand how those assumptions have been limiting our ways of thinking about things.The philosopher we're going to talk about today falls into this category...and he's going to question an assumption that seemed to others as radical as it was dangerous. His name was John Rawls...and this was the assumption that he questioned: Can human beings ACTUALLY LIVE and flourish for any extended period of time in liberal democratic societies?The political paradigm of the Enlightenment...liberal democratic societies. A government BY the many. Democracy. Liberal in the sense that there is a STRONG focus on rational discourse, the acceptance of outside ideas... the legitimacy of political ideas being decided by having conversations between competing ideas, let the best ideas rise to the top and direct the future of society for the time being, and if those prevailing ideas don't happen to be the ones you believe in, you're supposed to ACCEPT those ideas as part of the greater political process and work to defend your positions better the NEXT time we're having a conversation."]

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