Acting-Out Politics

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

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 […]

This nightmarish human monsters which belongs to Francis Bacon’s truthful genius of painting is what Bertolucci decided to use for his Last Tango. The director is catching the chance to express how human beings are the carriers of monstrous features either as a hint of their unconscious or directly as proud misbehavior. People are destructive […]

Berlin Alexanderplatz, this endless canon of sublime and trivial, is a perpetuum mobile of human dance of love and death. In Franz Biberkopf’s despair fascism is announcing its arrival. Franz has already drank for “God-Father” (the empty glass to the far right), for “God-Son” (the empty glass with foam – in the middle) and just […]

We are Americans, we are – power. We are the Conservatives – a group of leading individuals. “We” combine the enthusiasm of our conservative base with our leadership. We have a taste for our guns and shooting and we like the authority of our irresistible commanders. “We are the people and the leaders of people”, […]

Margarethe and Pierre Clementi Pierre and Margarethe Clementi with their son To be exceptional film directors, cinema’s super-masters – or more: its eternal creators, the human beings who must have unique abilities to combine new configurations of cinematic life on the screen before the human perception. To be like this it means to be a […]

Like the life span of the individual person is the time of the body, history can be considered as a time of societal body, of society as a body. Society without history is like an individual without growing up and without maturing. To overcome “The Temptation of eternity” but to keep immortality even in the […]

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