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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

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?