Film Magistery #6: Burn After Reading/Age of Bullshit

In the sixth episode of Film Magistery Dino talks about the abundance of bullshit today around us and Coens’ underrated film Burn After Reading (2008), a tongue-in-cheek spy film about people who know nothing, but pretend to know a lot. It says a lot about the cultural and interpersonal condition of the modern society today. We ask what bullshit is and why is there so much of it around us.



References:
Harry Frankfurt, On Bullshit, 2005.

Photo “I’m not a liar!” by Tristan Schmurr Licence: Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

Photos and video footage from pexels.com.

18 Unbelievably Expensive Artworks That Sold For Millions This Year http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/17/most-expensive-art-2013_n_4454930.html

This painting just sold for $46.5 million at Sotheby’s in New York http://www.businessinsider.com/afp-rothko-painting-sells-for-46.5-million-in-ny-auction-2015-5?r=US&IR=T&IR=T

Before the show

A new Film Magistery episode is very close to be published. To warm you up here's the blatant clue to the film and the theme of the next episode. Can you guess it?

Typecast

Actor Michael K. Williams (you know, Omar Little?) talks to himself about being typecast. Aren't we all being typecast all the time?

Spider

This is a wise message from the elderly gentleman from Cronenberg's Spider to all of you's fashionistas. Image

Recent acquisitions

These are the recent acquisitions in Denmark, Poland and online.

I watched Ex Machina and The Social Network before, and to be honest I have not been overly impressed with neither of the works. However, I would like to watch them again.

I was truly impressed with Troell's Everlasting Moments. It is such a great and warm film with a beautiful cinematography. It is a great analysis of one woman's hardship and coping with her difficult and egoistical husband. While watching this wonderful film, the viewer is sent back in time, to Sweden of 1907 and has a chance to experience the life and habits just before the modern times. This if film is not only a historical and ethnographic lesson, but a tremendous introduction to the life of the real woman, Maria Larsson, who despite her difficult life, found the light in black and white colors of photography.

I am looking forward to watch Malick's Knight of Cups, Almodovar's The Skin I Live In, Kurzel's Macbeth and Winterbottom's The Killer Inside Me.

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