Set in 1979, the film Super 8 can be read as an allegory of the American civil rights movement. The allegory is caught up in the web of a small time psychological drama. I am concerned at the way film offers grief and anger at slavery and racism as a subset of internal psychological issues.
I watched the Kite Runner, the film directed by Marc Forster (2007). I’ve not read the book but from the comments of various people who had read it I was expecting something very different, something more. I experienced the film as profoundly allegorical, relating a story of America’s involvement in Afghanistan prior to the current […]