Monthly Archives: October 2013

We’re All Forteans

In Saucer Country: Run, Michael says, “One measures a circle beginning anywhere. Charles Fort said that.  His work reminds us to hold ourselves at a distance from conjuring up swift theories, which can easily turn into cant.  But in this … Continue reading

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“Does anyone actually believe anything anymore?”

In the panels shown here, Paul Cornell, author of Saucer Country, says that we are all “Forteans.” He was referencing the Charles Fort quote “One measures a circle beginning anywhere,” found in Volume 1 of Saucer Country. At this point … Continue reading

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Robots and the Perpetuation of Male Dominance

Based on the 1972 novel The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin, a science-fiction thriller film version directed by Bryan Forbes premiered in 1975. The Stepford Wives is about a free-spirited photographer Joanna Eberhart (Katharine Ross) who decides to move with … Continue reading

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The silent witness to murder

The Conversation by Francis Ford Coppola (1974) illustrated a surveillance expert who records people’s conversations on contract. Henry Caul (Gene Hackman) is a leading expert in wiretapping and surveillance, yet his previous work consequently led to the deaths of three … Continue reading

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Horror AND Social Commentary? The Stepford Wives

The 1975 version of The Stepford Wives is a science fiction horror film based on the novel of the same name by Ira Levin. The basic plot of the movie is that a group of men devise the ultimate plan … Continue reading

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Black Gold and Worldwide Corruption

Syriana, written and directed by Stephen Gaghan, centers around the connection between energy giants, Middle Eastern oil conglomerates, radicalized Middle Easter immigrants, and the political effects that lead to worldwide corruption. Corruption is simply the way that America “wins” against the … Continue reading

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The Man that gave Birth to the 20th Century

“From Hell” is set in London, 1888 and tells of the legendary story of “Jack the Ripper.” Mary Kelly (Heather Graham) is a London prostitute that builds a relationship with Inspector Frederick Abberline (Johnny Depp) and eventually falls in love … Continue reading

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