So last week I got a bit into the life and work of Malcolm X. I’m going to be referring to him more as we go on, but for this week I wanted to throw a bit more of a light-hearted example into the equation. That’s why today we’re going to be looking at Cyrus' … Continue reading Film Studies – The Warriors
Spike Lee’s 1992 biopic Malcolm X (often just called 'X') is one of those movies that becomes more powerful the more you learn about the events it’s portraying. My first impressions of how Spike Lee framed the life story of American Muslim activist Malcolm X was that this was a bit of a fanboy hagiography. The movie … Continue reading Film Studies – Malcolm X
By now Alex Gabriel has been walked from one end of the super-secret command post to the other, something we’re told the people who work here don’t get to do thanks to an army of security guards who themselves have the run of the compound. He has passed through several of the colour-coded work areas, … Continue reading 13-Has Douglas Bland even _seen_ the movie version?
The 1993 movie ‘In the Name of the Father’ is a film based on the real life story of Irishman Gerry Conlon, who was one of the ‘Guilford Four;’ a group of innocent men wrongly convicted of a lethal IRA bombing. The whole movie is excellent (although not without controversy given that the script departed … Continue reading Film Studies – In the Name of the Father
One of the first things that happens as the raid goes down is the arrival of an MP (Military Policeman) carrying out a routine patrol. Luckily, the oddly-named Steve Christmas is on the ball! “A hiss from Christmas’s radio broke the silence. “Headlights approaching,” whispered Villeneuve. “How many…what speed?” “Looks like a single, a … Continue reading 4-How bad can you be?