Acting-Out Politics

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Alain Resnais’ And RWF’s Two Films As Repercussions And Variations Of Each Other Eccentricities, Banalities And Creative Potential Of Heterosexual And Homosexual Libido __________ Sudden enigmatic meeting is love’s first strike In the castle of baroque décor X is looking for somebody. Does he really know for whom? Or, may be, he just wants to […]

“Frivolous Existential Genius” And “Moralistic Functionaries” 2 Clips from “Providence” (1977) Alain Resnais and John Gielgud (Clive Langham) are preparing a scene on the set of “Providence” Between a father and his sons – between Clive and – Claude and Kevin, the democratic culture stumbled and falls. Of course, the fall of such a massive […]

Realized Dystopia – Consumerist/Entertainment Society And Its Settlers, Fighters And Sufferers At a press conference at a Venice Film Festival in 1963, Resnais said that his film depicted “the malaise of a so-called happy society” One of the topic of the film is the Algerian war. In 1960, Resnais had been one of the signatories […]

Political Fight Without Cultural (Philosophically And Artistically) Agenda Becomes As Anti-humanistic As (Conservative/Authoritarian) Status Quo Brother, friend, I want to barter Your house for my stallion, saddle for your mirror, Change my dagger for your blanket. By Federico Garcia Lorca The population will all be petty bourgeois, the workers having been anthropologically eliminated by the […]

“My films are my attempts, still very crude and primitive to come closer to the complexity of thought as such, to its mechanism” Alain Resnais Alain Resnais wasn’t just a “film-maker”, but a master of cinema as an art form and an original and independent thinker through the moving images. Resnais’ artistic paradigm is so […]

Psychology Of An “Impossible” Love (Without Symbiosis, Sentimentality, Philistinism, Vanity, Rivalry) … a deconstruction of the amorous link… Julia Kristeva, “Hatred and Forgiveness”, Columbia Univ. Press, 2010, p. 225 … Love needs re-inventing. It cannot be just a defensive action… It must be something that innovates. Alan Badiou, “In Praise of Love” Montage, for Eisenstein […]

Elevated Amorous Object (EAO) as a “Muse of Human Soul”, Soul’s Vital Spirit (its Anchor in the Visual World) X looks at A not as at another human being but as his soul’s mirror image (elevated by beautification). This shot registers this magic moment of transformation of a gaze directed at the world, into self-reflective/self-transforming […]

Human Psychological Condition in Times of Collapse This poster of “The Wild Grass” points out the two aspects of today’s human condition: weeds are the extreme and despotic impulses in people’s psyches and at the same time people themselves who cannot keep these impulses under control (for example, many representatives of the financial elite in […]

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