Acting-Out Politics

Weblog opens discussion about the psychology of Bushmerican style of behavior.

“Ali: Fear Eats the Soul” provides an elaborate analysis of human proneness for ethnic prejudices. Fassbinder himself plays the role of a right wing lout who needs prejudices to aggrandize himself in order to feel he is worthy part of a greatest nation (Germany), a greatest political system (Democracy) and a great family with roots […]

SE is Bergman’s social-psychological study of fascist sensibility (regardless of its ideological masks) – through mobilization of intellectual and aesthetic resources of cinematic art. With a precision of a historian of culture and the daring intuition of an artist Bergman uses a number of dizzying substituting analogies, first of all, the one between Hitler’s failed […]

“A Streetcar Named Desire” is a courageously truthful representation of human emotions and psychology of (sexual) love, as well as the reality of psychological rivalry and fight for getting more prestigious public image than the opponent has. But the film is much more than this. It is a merciless depiction of deeply rooted American archetypes […]

“Night and Day” is a film about the nature of human personal love as the experience of loving which in real life is only part of human amorous psychology but an essential one, the spiritual essence of love as people experience it, an essence of love as love’s phenomenal realization. Chantal Akerman takes this sublime […]

When the Weak and Exhausted People/Birds “Amuse” By Their Helplessness the Prosperous, the Strong and the Predatory People/Cats P. Picasso, “Cat Catching the Bird” (1939)* [With a slightly dirtied sky] P. Picasso, “Cat Catching the Bird” (1939)** [With a light and transparent sky] P. Picasso, “Cat Catching the Bird” (1939)*** [With an intense and a […]

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