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10 Filmmaking Lessons You Can Learn from Antonioni’s Cinema

10 Filmmaking Lessons You Can Learn from Antonioni’s Cinema

Not only in his time but in present day, Michelangelo Antonioni’s style of narration is considered unique and inimitable. There is something about his films that make all the different…

Bertrand Russell’s Ten Commandments for Living in a Healthy Democracy

Bertrand Russell’s Ten Commandments for Living in a Healthy Democracy

Bertrand Russell saw the history of civilization as being shaped by an unfortunate oscillation between two opposing evils: tyranny and anarchy, each of which contain the seed of the other.…

“Come and See” – Elem Klimov

“Come and See” – Elem Klimov

Released in 1985 to critical acclaim, Elem Klimov’s “Come and See” is not an underrated film – those who see it are quick to recognize its excellence. It is, however,…

Jack Nicholson: “I put on a good show”

Jack Nicholson: “I put on a good show”

Mr. Nicholson, do you often think about dying? Yes, these are subjects that we think about all the time but don’t necessarily talk about. Everybody has thought about if they…

Friedrich Nietzsche on Why a Fulfilling Life Requires Embracing Rather than Running from Difficulty

Friedrich Nietzsche on Why a Fulfilling Life Requires Embracing Rather than Running from Difficulty

A century and a half before our modern fetishism of failure, a seminal philosophical case for its value. German philosopher, poet, composer, and writerFriedrich Nietzsche (October 15, 1844–August 25, 1900)…

Unique homes in Japan: Woodcraft shelf house inspired by islamic architecture

Unique homes in Japan: Woodcraft shelf house inspired by islamic architecture

In this installment of the Unique Homes in Japan series, we feature a home in Osaka prefecture, Japan whose structure and design is a harmonious blend of traditional Japanese woodcraft, storehouse building…

Discover the Life & Work of Stanley Kubrick in a Sweeping Three-Hour Video Essay

Discover the Life & Work of Stanley Kubrick in a Sweeping Three-Hour Video Essay

For at least fifty years, the work of Stanley Kubrick has constituted an ideal object of study for serious cinephiles. Now that the technological democratization of the past decade has allowed…

St. Mark’s Place: is this America’s coolest street?

St. Mark’s Place: is this America’s coolest street?

It is easy to feel nostalgic for the array of creative and political figures who made their mark on the East Village street, but its golden age is always ‘now’…

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