Tag Archives: Kathryn Bigelow

if the shoe fits: show your souls

…..Bringing them to heel. Or the heel hits the heel. There are questions of etiquette, gamesmanship and local custom involved mixed with religious practice. After all, showing the sole of your shoe is an an insult in Arab culture, though … Continue reading

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the secret agent: saving us by conspiracy

The cult of the secret agent. In fact as in fiction the spy is the indispensable person of our time. Yet their activity poses a deadly threat to the open society… …One likes to think that the antifascist¬† fanaticism that … Continue reading

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cult of the secret agent

The cult of the secret agent. In fact as in fiction the spy is the indispensable person of our time. Yet their activity poses a deadly threat to the open society. We should not make the mistake of assuming that … Continue reading

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cold war: its not over till’ its over

What exactly was the Cold War? Why? And is it really over even now? These are fascinating questions that have been posed and answered by historians, revisionists, and just plain citizens for the past fifty years… …Thus the world may … Continue reading

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the secret agent: what hannah adams started

The secret agent as a culture hero. What historic forces underlie what really is a sinister trend? How and where did it start? Historically, the mystique of the secret agent has grown out of more than two centuries of revolutionary … Continue reading

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gatekeepers

Shin Bet and the problem of evil. We are entering a new aesthetic of film where the old cops and robbers dramas as been transformed into the realm of national security and law enforcement is elevated to what used to … Continue reading

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zero dark thirty…

The basic premise of the film Zero Dark Thirty is keeping Americans safe in a dangerous world. The aesthetics are beautiful but the film is mediocre and a bit of hack work glorified to the Temple of the Mundane. Here, … Continue reading

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WRESTLING WITH THE AESTHETIC OF VIOLENCE

Masculinity in crisis as a black or absurd comedy. ¬†Society’s always seems to rejoice in a misplaced misplaced judgment that portrays violence as a reality principle, perhaps reflecting the influence of Quentin Tarantino. A video of a Halifax, Canada area … Continue reading

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