Tag Archive: 1994

The Politics of Satantango

To trim one’s thoughts on Bela Tarr’s 1994 seven-hour magnum opus Satantango down to a single blog post would almost certainly leave out many important aspects of the film by risking a simplification… Continue reading

The Use of Music in Chungking Express

Popular music figures heavily into the viewing experience of Wong Kar-wai’s 1994 romance Chungking Express, particularly in the second half of the film, which concerns the relationship between the cop and Faye. An… Continue reading

Symbolism in Leon: The Professional

Unlike other 1994 crime films (Pulp Fiction, Natural Born Killers, etc.), Leon: The Professional is a fairly straightforward narrative with little overt symbolism or subtext. The symbols that do appear in the movie,… Continue reading

Issues of Media in Bonnie and Clyde and Natural Born Killers

The 1967 crime film Bonnie and Clyde, based on the real-life exploits of criminal couple Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, is believed to have influenced Oliver Stone’s controversial 1994 social commentary piece Natural… Continue reading

Foreshadowing and Character Establishment in the Opening of The Lion King

First and foremost, the opening minutes of The Lion King are significant due to several iconic images and the famous song “Circle of Life.” Interestingly, several of the opening images reveal a great… Continue reading

Joyce’s “Paralysis” Theme in Clerks

Irish author James Joyce was interested in people’s eagerness to leave Dublin and their simultaneous reluctance to do so. Joyce’s novel Ulysses is the most obvious illustration of Dublin’s monotonous lifestyle. Characters spend… Continue reading

Static and Dynamic Characters in Pulp Fiction

The 1994 masterpiece Pulp Fiction features several characters who, to borrow a phrase from Jules Winnfield, undergo “transitional periods.” Interestingly, the two characters who exhibit the most internal change, Butch Coolidge and Jules… Continue reading