Educational Psychology graduate, M.A
An Eng. instructor
Actually, a cinephile
Fritz Lang’s silent picture, Der müde Tod or Destiny (1921) which is his most iconic work before Metropolis (1927) and M (1931), depicts a grieving young woman, her recently deceased fiancé, and an unusual sympathetic Grim Reaper! Sympathetic, for I believe that this angel questions the subject of life by acknowledging its worthiness in a moral way.
Lil Dagover as the young woman after finding Walter Janssen as her beloved man dead, meets the understanding figure of Death, portrayed by…
“He who strives on and lives to strive,
Can earn redemption still” (V, 11936–7), the end of Act V, Faust.
Faust, the story of both a hero and an anti-hero at the same time; Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s ageless masterpiece… And off course, Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau’s underrated yet magnificent art of direction, design, costume, makeup, light, shadow, movement, and texture within the frame of upmost importance… which is one of the greatest films of the silent era and a wonderful…
Gaspar Noé has once said, “Angst is the best psycho-killer movie!
I don’t really know where to start from. From its most terrifying horror scenes with insane realistic acting, … from its omnipresent musical score that sets the perfect mood, … from its innovative cinematography with a shaky camera and crazy overhead shots, … or from its super-excellent script which frequently happens inside the main sadist character’s head... Everything about this film is top-notch. Now we know why Angst turned…
Your Fetish can turn into your Nemesis sometimes, believe me.
The Fan (1982) directed by Eckhart Schmidt is the story of a teenage girl obsessed with a young pop singer so badly that eventually kills him after being rejected. This film is not only about teen-idol obsession, but it is an exact character study about the issue of fetishism. In this brief analysis, not only have I noted the reason of the main character’s motive and action, but I have…