Tag Archives: Koestler

those a-ha! moments: fetish for the pathologically creative

There is an element of intentional controversy. He just happened to have a infant’s skull tucked away in the corner of the workshop and bingo! he found the right context to use it. It was one of those a-ha moments, … Continue reading

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MYSTERY BEYOND THE GOLD RUSH

When one writes about Chaplin, discussion of a ”best” work inevitably results in his most ardent supporters agreeing to disagree in choosing his best feature length work or short film. Less contentious is the selection of a favorite example to … Continue reading

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TAMPERING WITH THE RECKONING TO COME

Virulent episodic reversions to bestiality interspersed with interludes of wanton destruction. The threat of loss is preponderant.The ┬ásad films and melancholy literature case is probably overstated. Often detested and reviled. A repulsion by the normal. Elfriede Jelinek is the author … Continue reading

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Salad Days with Sam

Monty Python parody of Sam Peckinpah’s film violence. One part superficial and the other firmly following the provocative and shocking tradition of Alfred Jarry and his ‘Pataphysics. Surreal, Dadaist and highly eclectic, the Pythons can articulate violence and its graphic … Continue reading

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