[Wondrous Brutal Fictions] should be celebrated for making connections between the performative, the religious, and the textual.

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He appeals for a cinema that provokes but doesn’t direct, a cinema that gives you options but doesn’t select one, a cinema that makes you think and doesn’t think for you and a cinema that is only complete with its audience. It is us”.” Tarantino, also, fills the film with fascists who seem to be exploiting the medium for questionable purposes.

As he quotes in one of the segments, “Cinema does not cry. Goebbels’ film, like many a mainstream film that are made by another kind of fascists, has manipulated reality and wants its audience to buy that as truth.

Posted by Just Another Film Buff under All Posts, Cinema of France, Hollywood | Tags: Allegory of the Cave, Carl Dreyer, Chris Marker, Come And See, George Steiner, history of cinema, Inglourious Basterds, Jean Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Vernant, Medusa, Nation's Pride, Plato’s prisoners, Revenge of the Giant Face, Sansho the Bailiff, Shoshanna, The Conformist, The Dark Knight, The Owl's Legacy, The Passion of Joan of Arc | [21] Comments last week, I skimmed through a few films I was referring to in my review and felt that Tarantino’s movie, its last chapter in particular, refers to them in a manner slightly deeper than mentioned.

What I present here may be plainly speculative, but the very fact that Tarantino’s film retains enough ambiguity to generate such arguments makes the film one to be celebrated. If one considers Godard’s film as a classroom lesson in cinema (Why not? ), then Tarantino’s movie is a student project (that would easily get an A ) based on that lesson.

Tarantino, too, highlights his hand as he flicks the cigarette on to the heap – the hand that went from mere documentation of reality to direction of reality.

Brandon Colvin is of the opinion that is primarily a comedy.

But, surely, Tragedy does not base itself upon emotions. A tale is said to be tragic when two morally unquestionable and righteous forces are made to clash and a situation evolves when one of them has to let go of its stance, despite all convictions and emotions for the greater good.

Tragedy is always the result of a choice that calls for a great sacrifice to go with it. And a tragic choice defines us for life – either as a hero or as a coward (“merely human” would be the euphemism).

Godard urges artists to think with their hands – their real tools that have the potency to both create and destroy, to beautify and to horrify, to document and to change.