Dr. D is a cardiothoracic surgeon. He was my hero. He may well still be, even though he is a throw-back to the days when I was more concerned about science than symbolism. They say in the Chinese proverbs that "if you don't change direction you will end up where you are going." I have come to believe that this is true, and that most of the time we didn't want to go where we were headed anyway. New paths that come to fruition, "digressions" that become the assertions you are trying to make, aren't
claims and demands of all three … The three tyrants are the external world, the superego, and the id." (Freud) Both the novel and film depict the ego/super-ego, and the id’s confluence manifested externally between the nameless protagonist Narrator/hero/ego/super-ego, Edward Norton, and the iconic pretty boy of Hollywood, Brad Pitt/id. Fincher’s flawless casting a known zealous aloof Yale graduate, Norton, and his Doppelganger Pi... ... middle of paper ... ...lahniuk/dp/0393327345/ref=sr_1_1?
Shakespeare in Contemporary Movies In the middle of Looking for Richard, Al Pacino's documentary about making Richard III and bringing Shakespeare to the people, there is a moment which illuminates the relationship of scholarship, Shakespeare and popular culture. The director is ranting at Pacino for offering (threatening?) to bring a Shakespearean scholar into the film: You said you were going to find a scholar to speak directly into the camera and explain what really went down and I'm telling
Hamlet – the Character Laertes In “The World of Hamlet” Maynard Mack describes the interference of a possessive Polonius in the life of his son, Laertes: “The apparel of proclaims the man,” Polonius assures Laertes, cataloging maxims in the young man’s ear as he is about to leave for Paris. Oft, but not always. And so he sends his man Reynaldo to look into Laertes’ life there – even, if need be, to put a false dress of accusation upon his son (“What forgeries you please”), the better
the drama: Close-ups, of course, reveal that Gertrude offers Hamlet the poisoned wine once she has drunk, that Laertes crosses himself as he takes the fatal rapier, that he gives Hamlet a foul blow after impatient urgings from Claudius, that the soldiers restrain Claudius after Laertes’ revelation. Yet the setting allows enough space around the close-ups for Laertes to make his first admission to Osric alone and for the supernumeraries to disappear while Horatio holds the dying Hamlet, the