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    ‘Fight Club’: David Fincher’s stylish exploration of modern-day man’s estrangement and disillusionment

    ‘Fight Club’: David Fincher’s stylish exploration of modern-day man’s estrangement and disillusionment

    Standing proudly among the ranks of those films whose post-theater, DVD legacy far outshone and outlived the results and recognition they got while on display in cinemas across the United…

    The Photography of Ludwig Wittgenstein

    The Photography of Ludwig Wittgenstein

    Philosophers have often ruminated on the aesthetics of photography. Roland Barthes’ Camera Lucida begins with a poignant memorialization of his mother, as remembered through her photograph. Pierre Bourdieu’s Photography: A Middle-Brow…

    “The Exorcist” — How our scariest movie got made

    “The Exorcist” —  How our scariest movie got made

    Released the day after Christmas, 1973, “The Exorcist” was an immediate sensation. In its first few weeks in theaters, stories abounded of viewers fainting, becoming nauseous or leaving the theater…

    Alan Parker’s ‘Angel Heart’ Is Astonishing as Hell

    Alan Parker’s ‘Angel Heart’ Is Astonishing as Hell

    English film director Alan Parker was first introduced to William Hjortsberg’s novel ‘Falling Angel’ almost immediately after its publication in 1978, but it took another seven or eight years for him to…