Acting-Out Politics

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

Degas “Reclining Nude” Edgar Degas, “Studies of Nude” Just imagine that “Reclining Nude” is covered by something like artificial fog – an opaque/cloudy as if veil – blurring the features of the female figure and our visual field. May be, Reclining Nude is “protecting against” the viewers through a semi-transparent optical obstacle, a form of […]

Fighting scene between mother and son Dance scene in a café with Franco Citti ************ Joe Silvery’s (Matthew Barry) mother Caterina Silvery (Jill Clayburgh) is a famed opera-singer. Joe is an adolescent boy with a bit of a compulsive mind. Joe’s father and mother are separated (father an Italian who continues to live in Italy, […]

What a magnificently shining and purely white wild horse! She, as if, underestimated the virile muscles of the jaguar embracing her. She is looking at us. She, as if, feels her impeccable beauty and, as if, doesn’t know that the jaguar’s teeth are already kissing and pressing her flesh. She senses that the admiring eyes […]

An energetic but a bit tired father-breadwinner obviously working hard for his large family. His two sons have a very particular – over-sensitive and over-fixated gaze. The newborn baby kept by the mother and enjoyed by the little sister – are, probably, also happy to feel himself sweetly sleeping in family’s hands. Everything here leaves […]

Existentialist Sensitivity against a Life of Obsessions, Seductions, Career Rivalries It’s suggested from the one side that Jean-Paul is a rare and a tremendous person as an actor, and from another side that he is poisoned by bravado and idealism. It is this which leads to sometimes pop-structure solutions to his films which he can […]

Federico Fellini (on the left), Michelangelo Antonioni (on the right) and Donald Sutherland (in the center) discussing “Casanova”. Fellini seems ready – ready with two fists. Antonioni giving him a generous smile. And Donald Sutherland is already well inside his role. He is talking with the two of the greatest directors in the name of […]

To the Memory of Chantal Ackerman (1950-2015) The smile on Chantal Ackerman’s face in this photo is, may be a kind of a bitter smile or, may be, the smile of bitterness. But her face is softened by her wise and even tender gaze and her gentle wrinkles. Jeanne Dielman (Delphine Seyrig) is looking at […]

Clive’s idealistic dream is a disappointment – usually strong people become richer-preacher and ruder-cruder and more hermetically protected from the danger of going down. The weaker and more desperate people become more aggressive and despotic. They are ready to fight and they are ready to rob-grab. Clive was “rich”, but lives modestly as only a […]

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