The idea is that film as a medium, as a form, emerged with women always already objectified ;by the format, the simple act of framing and representing any figure, of giving, however temporary, a fixed form ;by its practitioners, practically exclusively men, women further objectified in particular form. The latter held as achieving a patriarchal, …
Monthly archives: March 2012
My good friend Steve P got hold of this film. It tells the story of Machete, the eponymous hero who, wielding said machete saves the day numerous times while bringing justice to bear against a set of corrupt politicians, police and drug barons all involved in a plan to use anti-immigrant, anti-Mexican sentiment to further …
adverts and integration
A few comments on the adverts which ran during Make Bradford British and how they both show the context in which we operate and operate to dilute the message of the programme.
bradford, the british and the camera
Make Bradford British is well worth watching. Initially I was very suspicious of it, imagining that it would develop into a form of Bradford Big Brother, be another reality TV show and no more. However it develops into a fascinating and at times shocking programme that offers us a raw insight into the problems, bigotry …
a dangerous method
The film A Dangerous Method relates the story of Jung’s development of psychoanalytical theory and his meeting with Freud focusing on Sabina Spielrein, a young woman who finds sexual pleasure in physical punishment. Jung is drawn to her and they become lovers and at one point, finally acceding to the fulfillment of her desire, he …
a village i once visited…
The setting From the eastern Mediterranean coast the territory covered by the department of the Aude reaches inland for about 80km, initially across a broad plain of arid land which rises steeply to the south into the Pyrenees and to the north the Black Mountains.
Early rising to get to the airport in Alicante. Bags packed. At the airport, once inside you are anywhere. In England, at Manchester, there was a retinal scan for some people coming from outside the EU, then the animal break, the slowing mechanism, some sort of electronic double door through which you have to pass. …
Near the Churchill bar, I’m in a bar in the estate watching the TV, some auction programme running.
I attended the Church of England service at the multi-denominational church in La Siesta. It is known as the Church of St Paul and St Peter I believe.
A quiet day as I stayed at home only going out to check the time of the C of E service at the multi-faith church in La Siesta for tomorrow morning.