In Joel Coen’s Words: “Torturing Fictional Characters?”

  I guess there is a certain amount of poking fun at certain characters, but that’s because there is something amusing about them or about the way they behave, so I guess you can say that’s poking  fun at the character. But the character is your own invention, so who cares? Joel Coen   Coen’s … Continue reading In Joel Coen’s Words: “Torturing Fictional Characters?”

Game of Thrones Season 7 Overview Episodes 6&7 “The Board is Set”

Episode 6 – Beyond the Wall In the episode 3, the one I have already written about in the article “Mad King’s Daughter?” (covering episodes 3-5), Littlefinger says to Sansa: “Don’t fight in the North or the South. Fight every battle everywhere, always, in your mind. Everyone is your enemy, everyone is your friend. Every … Continue reading Game of Thrones Season 7 Overview Episodes 6&7 “The Board is Set”

Game of Thrones Season 7 Overview Episodes 1&2 “Land and Sea”

Episode 1: Dragonstone “For in heroic societies life is the standard of value. If someone kills you, my friend or brother, I owe you their death and when I have paid my debt to you their friend or brother owes them my death. The more extended my system of kinsmen and friends, the more liabilities … Continue reading Game of Thrones Season 7 Overview Episodes 1&2 “Land and Sea”

Cinematic TV Shows in 1000 Words: Game of Thrones – Season 7 Overview: Introductory Remarks

With the Season 8 of Game of Thrones, a worldwide cultural phenomenon, at our doorstep, I decided to take a break from writing about arthouse cinema and directors and write about the Season 7 of the show during the next week’s time. I believe that this TV show in particular, has a lot to tell … Continue reading Cinematic TV Shows in 1000 Words: Game of Thrones – Season 7 Overview: Introductory Remarks

In Friedrich Nietzsche’s Words: “Why Do We Like Comedies?”

"Perhaps I know best why man alone laughs: he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter. The unhappiest and most melancholy man is, as fitting, the most cheerful." Friedrich Nietzsche, The Will to Power ≈ 91 On German Pessimism This Nietzsche’s thought can be seen as a bridge between his youthful stage … Continue reading In Friedrich Nietzsche’s Words: “Why Do We Like Comedies?”

In Sigmund Freud’s Words: “Rewatching Movies = A Child at Play?”

“In the play of children we seem to arrive at the conclusion that the child repeats even the unpleasant experiences because through his own activity he gains a far more thorough mastery of the strong impression than was possible by mere passive experience. Every fresh repetition seems to strenghten this mastery for which the child … Continue reading In Sigmund Freud’s Words: “Rewatching Movies = A Child at Play?”