Tag Archives: Confusion

So You Don’t Have To Read It: ROOM–from book to film

Herein, I will outline the major differences between the novel Room by Emma Donoghue, and the film Room, adapted for the screen by Lenny Abrahamson. To be sure, I believe the film is a fine example of the adapted screenplay, … Continue reading

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88:88 (Medina, 2015)

The absence of reason; living without a sense of origin or destination. a meaningless search for finitude: for meaning in the lack of meaning, for structure in a lack of structure; the perennial experience of banality, of  repetition. distortion. decay. … Continue reading

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The Film Cut and Mental Anxiety

The cinema is conscious. This is not a novel idea. There has been much discussion of this in the world of film theory. The cinema is not only reflective of visual culture but an instance of our own reality. In … Continue reading

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Upstream Color (Carruth, 2013)

While intriguing and highly provocative, Upstream Color doesn’t deliver on the many promises it appears to make. Opting to give as little information as possible, thus allowing viewers to forge interpretations of their own, the film doesn’t have nearly the … Continue reading

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Red Desert (Il deserto rosso, Antonioni, 1964)

“Confusion will be my epitaph, as I crawl a cracked and broken path”. These lyrics taken from King Crimson’s Epitaph (linked below) perfectly describe the state of mind of a troubled mind — a “mind gone sick” —as depicted in … Continue reading

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