It’s seems Robert Lovely had a brief spell as Days of Thunder. Too bad! Really, what a pity. His humorous comic illustrations are quiet and gentle, though they don’t lack […]
Today I’m going into logic. I’m going to enter the field of rational choice theory. 😉 The subject is eating and drinking in modern Western society by referring to this […]
It’s Thursday, tonight’s movie night! 🙂 Evening approximates… So here’s »Fanatic« by Paul Robinson. FANATIC from Paul Robinson on Vimeo. It’s a 24 minute long Spanish short film (with English […]
Today I’d like to share with you some works of art by the multi-talented Julien Pacaud. He’s doing art, illustration, photography and experimental music. His style is, to me, an […]
In “More of The World Viewed” of his The World Viewed Stanley Cavell claims that movies provide the myth of lived democracy against the myth of ruled democracy. But they cannot provide it by showing democracy at work, since that would made it a mere utopia. He explains this by referring to the 30ies’ comedies.
When it comes to some creations of modern art some people claim that they or their children could do this as well. Are they overrating themselves or their children? And can you find some criteria, at least one criterion, to distinguish a child’s picture from a modern artist’s painting? A playful and slippery attempt to revolve around these questions and respective answers.
Cavell heightens this statements about movie stars into a very surprising, worth of thinking about and challenging one. He writes: The stars “realized the myth of singularity” (p.35), wherefore “movies have an inherent tendency toward the democratic, or anyway the idea of human equality” (p. 34). – What are his reasons to state such a daring thesis?
Some days ago I found a very brilliantly drawn and deliciously entertaining comic strip by Japanese draftsman Yusuke Murata alias Eyeshield 21. What makes that strip that fascinating is its […]
Love makes you great. — Could that be the corny and namby-pamby slogan for the no less shoddily and sentimental short film »Can’t Say Goodbye« by T. Raminson?
A stage character is an independent entity created by a playwright. Contrary to this, a movie star is doubly bound. It’s bound to a single performer and to the public. How Stanley Cavell comes to this idea and what this idea means I will explain in the following.
After I wrote about Edwards, Vandekeybus and Foucault I was confronted with Foucault’s idea of the world’s plentitude. Namely, I fell prey: This text is supposed to show that […]
The self-declared internet “home of fashion film” SHOWstudio enters the gender debate. They’re starting with an exhibition and with a fashion story. While the exhibition is supposed to be serious, […]