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Hitchcock mashup with Kubrick

Guess what. A mashup of two among my preferred film directors, Hitchcock and Kubrick. The idea is James Stewart walking San Francisco and being assaulted by Kubrick’s characters and paranoias. For my students, this video is a lesson in creativity … Continue reading

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Marx, Crime and the Cuckoo

What’s in common between Karl Marx, crime and the cuckoo clock, if anything? Well, there is first this little pamphlet written by Marx himself, titled “In praise of crime”, or something very like this. In it, Marx says that, contrary … Continue reading

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2014 Allen’s Movie Marathon

What have I learned on life from the movies I’ve seen? What have I learned from the stories of love, sex and neurosis from Woody Allen? Who knows, more than “learn” I ought to use the word “influence”. What has … Continue reading

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Love You

It’s just fitting to finish the year 2014 off with a good-spirited animated GIF. I had a flash of this moment from Raiders of The Lost Ark (1981), when a cute girl blinks on a baffled professor (Harrison Ford), just … Continue reading

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Bananas –in Old San Juan

Woody Allen’s Bananas (1971) was, I recently discovered thanks to YouTube, shot in Old San Juan, and some other parts of Puerto Rico, notably the El Yunque Rainforest. The scene in the next video was shot close to where I … Continue reading

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