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    I'm being clear and specific. I wrote that a...

    I'm being clear and specific. I wrote that a theory is involved, consciously or not, whenever one says "one thing about 2 films or more. Anytime you say something that applies to more than one...
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    Every frame of a film contains an excess of...

    Every frame of a film contains an excess of information. Every frame is the result of so many decisions involving staging, performance, use of the camera, editing, sound mixing, etc. that in order to...
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    I'm sorry I overlooked your post. I came to...

    I'm sorry I overlooked your post. I came to Wittgenstein through the writings of the contemporary philosopher I consider a genius: Stanley Cavell, the author of 3 of my favorite books about film...
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    Caravaggio is great, no doubt. There is a long...

    Caravaggio is great, no doubt. There is a long and fecund tradition of self-conscious use of stylization and theatricality in cinema and Jarman is a major exponent.

    I think Chris is absolutely...
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    Trust me, I also take him seriously and...

    Trust me, I also take him seriously and understand his importance. This is a really good film in my opinion, it gives a sense of the trajectory of his life and explains the arguments and claims that...
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    I revised my list of favorites of 1993 after back...

    I revised my list of favorites of 1993 after back to back viewings of Derek Jarman's magnificent biopic WITTGENSTEIN. It's about 70 minutes long and I think it's his best film. It is now listed as ...
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    Rolf de Heer's controversial BAD BOY BUBBY, which...

    Rolf de Heer's controversial BAD BOY BUBBY, which was not released theatrically in the US due to scenes depicting animal cruelty and incest, has found a place just inside my 1993 Top 10. This is a...
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    I agree that D&C's characters are archetypes and...

    I agree that D&C's characters are archetypes and that the majority of kids one would meet at a high school would have some affiliation with one or more of these. The number and variety of characters...
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    *Let's not forget to mention Anna Paquin, who...

    *Let's not forget to mention Anna Paquin, who became the second youngest person to win an Oscar for her performance in The Piano.

    *I'm glad you qualified "capsule of the 70s" with "sort of"...
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    Favorite Foreign-Language Films of 1993

    1. THE PUPPETMASTER (Hou Hsiao Hsien/Taiwan)
    2. THE BLUE KITE (Tian Zhuanzhuang/China)
    3. FAREWELL MY CONCUBINE (Chen Kaige/China)
    4. ABRAHAM'S VALLEY (Manoel de Oliveira/Portugal)
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    Favorites Of 1993

    Favorite English-Language Films of 1993

    1. THE BOYS OF ST. VINCENT (John N. Smith)
    2. GROUNDHOG DAY (Harold Ramis)
    -- WITTGENSTEIN (Derek Jarman)
    4. IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER (Jim Sheridan)
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