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Great movies, like great books, are worth returning to time and again because they deal with transcendent themes.  Last night I watched the 1967 movie Cool Hand Luke.  When I saw it as a teenager, I loved it.  I could quote my favorite lines.  My friends and I talked about our favorite scenes.  It was cool.  Yes, the ending was not happy (Do I need to warn about spoiler alerts for such an old movie?), but Paul Newman, who played Luke superbly, and the movie were cool.  Fifty years later, I’m not so sure. Read the rest of this entry »

            As the kids say, I got punked, but I’m glad I did.  My wife and I sat down to watch a suspense film about a photographer who inadvertently photographs a murder.  What we got was a brilliant cinematic presentation of the problem of knowledge and reality.  The film: Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blowup (1966). Read the rest of this entry »

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