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Scratchings From The Past – #2

The Life and Work of Kenneth Anger Angels exist.  Nature provides an inexhaustible flood of beauties.  It is up to the poet, with his personal vision, to ‘capture’ them.1 Those words, written by a twenty-one year old avant-garde filmmaker, close his essay Modestie et Art du Film, published in the fifth issue of Cahiers du Cinema, September, 1951.  Perhaps no other artist in the experimental/avant-garde film genre has contributed as… 

Scratchings From The Past – #1

Tragedy and Oppression:Sophie Zawistowska as Victim in William Styron’s Sophie’s Choice Then again I fell asleep, only to wake with a start just before dawn, in the dead silence of the hour, with pounding heart and an icy chill staring straight up at my ceiling above which Sophie slept, understanding with a dreamer’s fierce clarity that she was doomed. (Styron 63). These words uttered by Stingo, the hero of William… 

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