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The concept of a filmed version of 1984 wasn't without merit.
Robert Benton is the man behind Still of the Night and Kramer vs. Kramer.
Movies have not always been taken seriously as art. When Rudolph Arnheim 50 years ago compared film with painting, music, and literature, he was being deliberately controversial. It was a long road from the nickelodeon to artistic respectability. Today film no longer needs to be promoted as art. It simply is art; all of it is.
Seeing Red, Tilt, The Age of Responsibility
A provocative matter is whether anyone needs another go through of the bad times on the H.M.S. Bounty.
Man does not thrive in the jungle (tropical or urban), nor can he long survive in a sterilized, rootless condition like some mobile organic computer. Finding the point of synthesis is a primary duty of our species.
One of the latest causes of self-righteousness, posturing, and enlightened indignation is not a person or place, but a thing: a group of heavy metals that disintegrate and emit various rays (alpha, beta, gamma), or radioactive materials.
An individual is the sum of his memories and his dreams. That, of course, is no great revelation; the Greeks were scripting plays about it thousands of years ago. Nowadays, however, the past is often overlooked or at least greatly diminished when compared with the Now. The future—the status of which tends to be mixed (i.e., this will be a glorious world or radio active rubble)—also receives more attention.
Goodbye, Peter Pan; Illumination for Dimwits
Zelig; Written and directed by Woody Allen; Orion Pictures/Warren Brothers.
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