Monthly Archives: March 2008

Michael Haneke on the politics of narrative.

Funny Games (2008) When Haneke lectures film students in Vienna, he sometimes shows them Harrison Ford in Air Force One, juxtaposing that film with Eisenstein's Battleship Potemkin and Leni Riefenstahl's Triumph of the Will. "The point is to show that … Continue reading

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How good people turn evil…

Abu Ghraib Interesting interview in Wired, accompanied by some harrowing new photos from Abu Ghraib. The interview is with psychologist Philip Zimbardo, who, as Wired explains: …conducted a now-famous experiment at Stanford University in 1971, involving students who posed as … Continue reading

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Gary Gygax R.I.P.

Gary Gygax Gamers around the world are mourning the passing of E. Gary Gygax, co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons, who died last week aged 69. Jose Barbosa at radio 95bfm marked the occasion by chatting with me about D&D and … Continue reading

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