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Nov
10

Remarks on Bates Motel (A&E)

Remarks on Bates Motel (A&E) 2nd Golden Age of American television, being continued. Scene from E5 of A&E’s Bates Motel, the prequel to the Hitchcock classic ‘Psycho’. By the third episode, there are multiple and compelling plot lines beginning. In the scene portrayed, Norman and his friend are looking for a suspected Asian sex slave in the hold of a ship owned by a dead man killed by his mother during an attack...
Nov
16

“Gravity”: metaphysical parable, in the literal fashion of American culture.

Another home run for Hollywood: The film “Gravity” fits wonderfully into the category of story-telling that I like so much – depth psychology. Here are some of the major themes as I see it: 1) Philosophy is learning how to die (Socrates) 2) For Anglo-American culture in particular – and always a target by the artists making such films: Letting go of the impulsive drive to feel in...
Sep
8

Excerpt from article on “The Help”

Below I’ve posted two paragraphs from my write-up on “The Help.” In those areas of society where there is little stress placed on excluding people that are perceived as different, and who experience little if any (collective) association between difference and badness, the definition of the ‘good citizen’ will largely be formal. In these cultural arenas, the stress will be on...
Jul
4

Remarks about “Of Gods and Men” and “Tree of Life”.

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