Tag: film

Home / (Page 2)
img
The difference between “good” Nazi humor and bad is about who gets to be the butt of the joke. “There can be no poetry after Auschwitz,” said Theodor Adorno. One can only imagine what he might of said about laughter. Black humor, dark humor, gallows humor; none of this is new to human cultures.┬áLegendary American […]

Fantastic Planet

By
|
On October 22, 2017

I subscribed to Filmstruck awhile ago and have seen some pretty interesting films on it. But perhaps none as fascinating as Fantastic Planet, from 1973. A Czech animated film, except that the director

Under Two Jags

By
|
On October 3, 2017

In tonight’s film, we have Stan Laurel wearing a metric ton of makeup (which he did in all his early films)! A setting in the Arab world! The British Army! It’s gold, I tell you, gold! Fro

img

Annie Oakley

By
|
In General
|
On October 2, 2017
Since today has unfortunately been dominated by Americans’ obsession with guns and violence, might as well make tonight’s film perhaps the first gun scene ever placed on film, a demonstration by Annie Oakley in 1894. Not that I attempt to place blame on Oakley for American gun culture, but the popularity of her marksmanship was […]

Buck Rogers

By
|
On September 30, 2017

I spent my afternoon on the microfilm machine and as I am a wont to do while being semi-bored doing research, I started tweeting what I found amusing. Such as this. How can you keep Buck Rogers off th

Mister Twister

By
|
On July 7, 2017

The story about Trump not having anywhere to stay at the G-20 meeting is hilarious to me because given what an unreconstructed racist our dear leader is, it is surprisingly close to the plot of the 19

It is main inner container footer text