Blog: March 2017

The Young Pope

This is a TV series, but it has so much good stuff, we should not miss it. I mean, it is about a young Pope (you don't say?), who is quite misanthropic, don't you think?

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Domicile Conjugal

Ups and Downs. That's what's the marriage about in Truffaut's Domicile Conjugal (1970, Bed & Board). Truffaut's vision of it is somewhat juvenile and light-hearted, but it is funny and witty with many great moments, such as "If you use art to settle account, it's no longer art" and "If I were a woman, I couldn't stand it. Naked men are disgusting". Especially the latter, you know it's a true statement from Monsieur Truffaut. :)

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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