James Ivory’s The Remains of the Day (1993) is, besides being a masterfully crafted drama, a great example of how people can fall into a pitfall of not doing something that will have a considerable impact on people’s lives and ultimately have a greater existential meaning. Many of us are waisting the best days of our lives and we are not even aware of it. In this episode, Dino talks about how Mr. Stevens, the main character in the film The Remains of the Day, realizes too late what could have his life been if he only acted and thought differently. The main subject of this episode is regrets, in this case, regrets of not doing the right thing, the regrets of not exploring the opportunities that present themselves at some point of one’s life.
LINKS: The Remains of the Day on IMDb. The Remains of the Day on Letterboxd.
MUSIC: Kevin MacLeod: Ghost Dance Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License. Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)
VIDEO and IMAGES: Image of Socrates, copyright 2005 – Eric Gaba for Wikimedia Commons “The Remains of the Day” Dir. James Ivory. Columbia Pictures, 1993 Video footage of youth from videezy.com Scenes from the film by movieclips.com
Tarkovsky’s The Mirror is undoubtedly one of the true masterpieces in the magical world of cinema. In this episode Dino talks about Tarkovsky and his concept of the so-called Time Sculpting, which is here explored in his seminal work “The Mirror” (1975).
And no, there is no awkward impersonation of Tarkovsky’s Russian accent in this episode.
In the seventh episode of Film Magistery Dino talks about slavery throughout history. The Code of Hammurabi is mentioned, and so is the slavery in Africa, Europe and the United States. And do we have slavery in modern times, here in 2017?
The reference to the concept of slavery is Steve McQueen’s powerful film 12 Years A Slave (2013).
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Code of Hammurabi.
Roger Crowley, Conquerors: How Portugal Forget The First Global Empire, 2002.
International Labor Organization: 21 million are now victims of forced labor
In the sixth episode of Film Magistery Dino talks about the abundance of bullshit today around us and Coens’ underrated film ‘Burn After Reading’ (2008), a tongue-in-cheek spy film about some people who know nothing, but pretend to know a lot. It says a lot about the cultural and interpersonal condition of the modern society today.
We ask what bullshit is and why is there so much of it around us.
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Harry Frankfurt, On Bullshit, 2005.
Photo “I’m not a liar!” by Tristan Schmurr
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18 Unbelievably Expensive Artworks That Sold
For Millions This Year
This painting just sold for $46.5 million at Sotheby’s in New York
In the fifth episode of Film Magistery the subject is eternal love (and human existence). As the reference is used Darren Aronofsky’s beautifully shot and edited film The Fountain (2006) with excellent performances by Rachel Weisz and Hugh Jackman.
Is love truly eternal, and is it the hidden knowledge just beyond our perception and physical reality? What if we can live forever?