Tag Archive: literature

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

Colonialism and A Bug’s Life

The Disney/Pixar film A Bug’s Life is about an insect hierarchy. The grasshoppers exploit the ants for food. In return, the grasshoppers supposedly protect their servants. The irony of this is that the… Continue reading

Portrayals of Nihilism in Turgenev and The Big Lebowski

Ivan Turgenev certainly did not invent the philosophy of nihilism, but he provided an early fictional representation of a nihilist in his novel Fathers and Sons. Turgenev’s character Bazarov is a self-proclaimed embodiment… Continue reading