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How Do Movies ‘Do’ Philosophy?, by Darrell Tuffs

Early Greek philosophers such as Socrates, Plato and Aristotle are not only credited with expanding the possibilities of the human mind but were among the first writers to begin challenging the idea of the human mind; to begin thinking about...

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Darrell’s Top Ten of 2015

10. A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence There is something so pure and simple about how Roy Andersson captures humanity in his films. The people depicted in his movies are always otherworldly, always separated from how we...

The Last Metro: A Sequence Analysis, by Darrell Tuffs 0

The Last Metro: A Sequence Analysis, by Darrell Tuffs

The Last Metro was made in 1980 by the former French new wave director, François Truffaut; the film stars Catherine Deneuve and Gérard Depardieu in its main roles as Marion Steiner and Barnard Granger. The film itself tells the story...

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The Tragic Comic, by Darrell Tuffs

The Gold Rush (1925) is a silent comedy film; it was directed by Charlie Chaplin and produced under the newly formed production company, United Artists. Prior to making The Gold Rush, Chaplin had only directed two feature films, the first...

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A Movie Is a Movie, by Darrell Tuffs

Jean-Luc Godard’s A Woman is a Woman (1961) opens like a grand theatre production, as we, the audience, are sat surrounded by darkness, in anticipation for the show to begin. An orchestra is heard warming up, a conductor is heard...

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Sex and Death, by Darrell Tuffs

David Robert Mitchell’s It Follows doesn’t particularly add anything new to the discussion of horror convention. Its central themes are as you might expect. The film deals with teen protagonists, with gruesome deaths, with sexual encounters, coming-of-age awakenings, and its...