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Authority and Transgression

THE PHANTOM OF LIBERTY (1974) The transgression does not deny the taboo but transcends it and completes it. – Georges Bataille (63) Introduction Narrative Structure.  Luis Buñuel’s penultimate film The Phantom of Liberty (Le Fantôme de la liberté, 1974) shares … Continue reading

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Manning The Line

William Friedkin’s The Exorcist (1974) In his “video introduction” to the 25th anniversary edition of the DVD, director William Friedkin makes plain the intentions of screenwriter/author William Peter Blatty and himself: “[The film] strongly, and realistically, tries to make the … Continue reading

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