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Deeblog · 6d ago

Closer

In the course of this film, the youngest of the four protagonists – and the one supposedly least wise about the world – describes an exhibition as "a collection of sad strangers photographed...
Deeblog · 1M ago

The Wrong Shape

That there is more than one concept of the abstract and eternal among the peoples of our lonely planet is as natural as the multiplicity of language or national hymn. We may be conditioned t...
Deeblog · 2M ago

Greenmantle

Whatever their creed, all artists of high caliber at one point or another dream themselves immortal. The reason for such ambition is not unlike the immortality we convey in the perpetuation ...
Deeblog · 3M ago

Blok, "Как сон, уходит летний день"

A work ("A summer's day like sleep departs") by this Russian poet. You can read the original here. A summer's day like sleep departs;  And summer's eve is but a dream.    My pensiveness is c...
Deeblog · 3M ago

Beyond the Wall of Sleep

An old rule about short fiction asserts that a story should not quote its title because it will have a false clang (even more true of a film as those being filmed should not be aware that th...
Deeblog · 4M ago

In a Better World

Translations of foreign film titles are rarely felicitous, but few seem as ill-chosen as the English rechristening of this film. Properly, the Danish Hævnen would be rendered as "an act of v...
Deeblog · 4M ago

The Catcher in the Rye

If I were of a certain bent, it would behoove me to inquire – with strict scientific objectivity, of course – as to whether any other species apart from our own pass through that troubled pe...
Deeblog · 4M ago

The Fugitive

We have heard so often the story of the innocent man framed that it has become less of a fictional cliché and more of a reminder of our own first disobedience. Such a scenario is carved into...
Deeblog · 5M ago

Brother

At several junctures in this film we are shown an electric streetcar with no sides, a hollow prism offering a glance at the skyline and sunsets of Russia's most beautiful city. That our stre...
Deeblog · 5M ago

Ein Brudermord

A very short story ("A fratricide") by this Czech writer.  You can read the original here. It has been proven that the murder occurred in the following manner: At around nine o'clock on a cl...