Acting-Out Politics

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The Unexpected Similarity between The Characters Of “From the Life of the Marionettes” And Bergman’s Conclusions About Human Condition Registered In His “The Serpent’s Eggs” (1976) During my second year in Munich (in 1977) I had begun writing a story I called “Love with No Lovers”. It was heavy and formally fragmented… Ingmar Bergman, “Images […]

The Carriers of Natural Dignity, Master Of Life, Overstressed and Feverish Fighters for Power and Wealth, and Those Who Survive on The Master’s Crumbs For those of us who came to Chicago from Georgia, Mississippi and Alabama… we found ourselves confronted by the hard realities of a social system in many ways more resistant to […]

From Adolescent Rebellion To Creative Sublimation Bach is for me one of the last figures in the history of German culture for whom there is not yet a divorce between what one might call the artist and the intellectual… there is not with him the slightest separation between intelligence, art and life, nor is there […]

Chamber Utopia – A Commune Banished In Advance – A Different Humanity (Real Humanism vs. Vanity) The English translation of the title of the French film, if to retranslate it into French would be “Destroy, said she” – a formula encouraging us to ask – who is she, whereas “Destroy, she said” as a title […]

Financial Pseudo-democracy And Its Structures – Legalized, Semi-illegal And Illegal Theft, Terrorist Anti-terrorism and Jaw-Jobs The film depicts the mis-incarnation of Carmen-archetype into post-modern life V.E. Bouts of Carmen’s “mystical” language (“it’s in me, in you. It makes terrible waves… Everything shakes. The earth, the house, me…”) echoes the title and meaning of Luchino Visconti’s […]

To Live According To the Decision-makers, Not By Your Own Will and Mind – To Be At the Mercy of A Political System and/or Family Patriarchy Fassbinder’s “Lili Marleen” is the story of love between a courageous fighter with the injustice and cruelty of Nazism (Robert Mendelssohn – Giancarlo Giannini) and a woman gifted with […]

From Obsession With Personal Love To A Road Toward A Non-manipulative Societarian Relations Psychotic episodes or a prelude to a spiritual transformation? Mercedes and Johnny Johnny is a person with a rudimentary – conservative ego. He, in a way, is the ultimate incarnation of a classic male’s psychological nucleus. He is crudely sincere, touchingly naïve […]

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 […]

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