Movies

The Symbolism of Beauty and The Beast

Classic fairy tales are told and retold, rewritten and dramatized innumerable times. But when you go back to the originals you often find fascinating and perplexing mysteries that have been buried in the retellings. Today we’re going to look at Beauty and the Beast.

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The Meaning of Babette's Feast

Babette’s Feast is a sophisticated analysis of the relationship between sensuous and spiritual beauty written by Karen Blixen and then made into an oscar winning film. Unfortunately, some of the sophistication was missed in the film so we will jump between the two in order to uncover its beauty.

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A Hidden Life Review

In the book The Poetics of Biblical Narrative, Meir Sternberg has a chapter on gaps in stories. He says that

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The Art of the Peanut Butter Falcon

The Peanut Butter Falcon is a work of the highest literary and dramatic skill. But because it has been described by many critics as a “feel good movie” I worry that its depth, symbolism, careful attention to detail, surgical development of themes and images might be lost. So in praise of this great film, let’s look at the art of the Peanut Butter Falcon.

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