Tag Archive: movies

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

Shaun of the Dead and Modern Life

The key to understanding Shaun of the Dead lies in its title. The name of this film is an homage to the 1978 George A. Romero film Dawn of the Dead, in which… Continue reading

The Implications of Materialism in Blowup

Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blowup is a slow and often confusing meditation on modern life. Given how much of the film’s events go unexplained, it can be difficult to understand what statement Antonioni is attempting… Continue reading

The Ending of The Graduate

The most discussed aspect of The Graduate is its ending, which is notable for being ambiguous and slightly ominous. When Ben and Elaine get on the bus heading away from the church, their… Continue reading

The Pessimistic Road Movie and Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

Ideally, a road movie consists of a literal journey for the main character as well as a figurative journey of self-discovery. Certain road movies ironically clash with this trope. One example of a… Continue reading

Allusions to Popular Culture in True Romance

Quentin Tarantino, screenwriter of Tony Scott’s 1993 action film True Romance, is known for cramming his scripts chock full of pop culture references. True Romance is itself something of a pop culture movie.… Continue reading