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Capsule Reviews: May 30 – June 2

A Generation (Andrzej Wajda, 1955) – 3/5 Kanal (Andrzej Wajda, 1957) – 5/5 Ashes and Diamonds (Andrzej Wajda, 1958) – 5/5 A Generation – the first installment in Andrzej Wajda’s War Trilogy – portrays the experiences of an idealistic young … Continue reading

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Capsule Reviews: May 23 – 26

The King of Marvin Gardens (Bob Rafelson, 1972) – 4/5 Trading the situational naturalism of Five Easy Pieces (1970) for a more abstract, even allegorical, approach, Marvin Gardens (named for a piece of real estate on a Monopoly board, and … Continue reading

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Symbolic Exchange And Death

Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960) This essay will examine a complex series of interlocking metaphors, both verbal and visual, which recur throughout Hitchcock’s Psycho and which articulate a concept that Jean Baudrillard has labelled “symbolic exchange.”  This notion – arising from … Continue reading

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