archive of posts from 2015

Star Wars Schnippet

… Star Wars: The Force Awakens offends on both an artistic and moral grounds. As a film, it’s nothing but a fanboy’s remake of A New Hope; shot for shot, scene for scene, it’s almost entirely lifted from George Lucas; it’s almost exactly the same function as the original, but it’s form is foul and ugly.

George Lucas was a brilliant, renegade Producer back in his day. He was a terrible Director – an even worse writer – but when it came to Producing, he was a force to behold. The original trilogy was something new, something that rebelled against the grain of mainstream Hollywood. He stood on the shoulders of giants (the Buck Rogers serials and the John Carter of Mars stories, et cetera) and built something new: the Special Effects Spectacle Film. He did something nobody had done before – that nobody thought would succeed – and wound up changing Hollywood in the process. These days every big movie is a Special Effects Spectacle. more »

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Schnippets On His Passing

The one unforgivable sin is to be boring“[1]

Christoper Hitchens

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The Micro Party

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My iPod [21/12/2015]

Last Week’s Most Played Track:
Remains | Algiers | 2015

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With Hope In Our Hearts…

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Politiks Schnippet

The age of party democracy has passed. Although the parties themselves remain, they have become so disconnected from the wider society, and pursue a form of competition that is so lacking in meaning that they no longer seem capable of sustaining democracy in its present form.

Peter Mair
Ruling the Void, 2013.

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The Silence Speaks Louder

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