Tag Archive: violence

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

Intertextuality and Transgression in Apocalypse Now

In discussions of Francis Ford Coppola’s 1979 masterpiece Apocalypse Now, talk inevitably turns to Joseph Conrad’s 1899 novella Heart of Darkness, which was used as a basis for the film. Joseph Conrad’s book… Continue reading

Intellectualism in The Cook, the Thief, his Wife, and her Lover

In a review of Peter Greenaway’s controversial The Cook, the Thief, his Wife, and her Lover, film critic Roger Ebert said that the character of Michael, the titular “Lover,” represents “ineffectual opposition by… Continue reading

Revenge in Kill Bill and The Count of Monte Cristo

The two-part martial arts film Kill Bill follows the story of Beatrix Kiddo (alias The Bride) as she journeys to get revenge on a group of people who ambushed her at her wedding. One… Continue reading