Acting-Out Politics

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

Brief Comments on Three Stills from Pier Paolo Pasolini’s film “Pigsty”, 1969 Taking away the future out of the hands of the private citizens – making “economy” (profits taken from citizens-taxpayers’ money) is a remark which could be simultaneously made by either character (Mr. Herdhitze – Ugo Tognazzi [standing on the right]) or Mr. Klotz […]

Sanjuro (A Homeless Guru as a Teacher and Role Model) is not a film about sword play and is not a samurai drama. It is a film about the fatal danger democratic societies face today: the danger of being overthrown by the right wing political powers. In “Sanjuro” Kurosawa provides a penetrating psychological analysis of […]

Gerard Depardieu playing Olmo Dalco in Bernardo Bertolucci’s film “1900” “Fascists don’t spring up someday like mushrooms, all in one night”. Oh, yes, indeed. How right you are, Olmo! And – how sad you are. Like we are today – in the 21st century, right before the autumn 2020 elections, when millions of ballots are […]

Civilization of Pretentious and Megalomaniacal Posturing Through the Dynamism of Architectural Art The first part of the film represents a luxurious liner full of not only well dressed and confident people of European background, but also Honorable guests from some other countries. The goal of the luxurious ship’s trip – not without humor is characterized […]

The main character Ntoni Valastro (Antonio Arcidiacono) is a Sicilian fisherman fighting for justice and human nobility of his own and the other workers. Here, we see him happy – a rare moment in his life. With incredible difficulties he collected money to buy a new boat, and for a while he believes that he’ll […]

Now that I am at peace, tied to my roots, I feel I no longer exist Fabrizio at the end of the film Fabrizio and Agostino are close friends. But they are very different from today’s Americans of the same age – they didn’t dream about the future profession with its financial rewards and social […]

Mary’s father (personifying in the film the secular version of God-Father) is explaining to her the religious version of the universe’s very construction The father (Bruno Cremer) uses geometry to symbolically explain to Mary the importance of the concept of emotional solipsism for building independence of the character Dance-Pantomime Upon her return from visiting her […]

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