- "Welcome, O life! I go to encounter for the millionth time the reality of experience and to forge in the smithy of my soul the uncreated conscience of my race." — James Joyce
- "Say, any of you boys smithies? Or, if not smithies per se, were you otherwise trained in the metallurgic arts before straitened circumstances forced you into a life of aimless wanderin'?" — Ulysses Everett McGill
Monthly Archives: March 2012
SPOILERS. George Smiley (Gary Oldman) wins the battle of Tomas Alfredson’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) in part by being the most recessive, closed-off man among a raft of closed-off people. Self-abnegation is a desirable quality in a John le … Continue reading
I just got Universal’s Blu-ray/DVD bundle of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, one of my favorite movies of recent years, and I had big plans to blog about director Tomas Alfredson’s visual obscurement of key characters, and what that means in … Continue reading
Spoilers? NSFW? I can’t tell anymore. I fell down a psychic wormhole recently while writing about Luis Buñuel’s Belle De Jour (1967) for Film Freak Central. It was one of those chrono-synclastic infundibula that can convince a potheaded college student … Continue reading
I got my Facebook Timeline sometime back in fall 2011. It didn’t offend me from an aesthetic point of view, and it seemed at the time like one of Facebook’s least offensive revamps. I could pretty up my wall a … Continue reading
The five-point star is in your palm. I should have seen this coming. Tie me up before moonrise, darling. It was in the screenplay all along.