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 on: Today at 02:15:37 AM 
Started by clemsonfan - Last post by Zafer Kaya
Mann was using time as a leitmotif, which is different than a theme.  There are a bunch of leitmotifs in that book because leitmotifs were like, Mann's favorite thing in the whole world.

You can look at that book as a parody of a Bildungsroman.  Specifically of Thus Spoke Zarathustra, which is itself sort of a parody of a Bildungsroman.  Parody/irony then becoming a leitmotif of Mann when his work is viewed as a collection.  Because if there was anything Mann could possibly love as much as leitmotifs, it was Parody/irony.

 on: Yesterday at 07:33:18 PM 
Started by Dan - Last post by Cockney Rebel
films new to me in bold

1 ● Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
2 ● Amélie
3 ● Ferris Bueller's Day Off
4 ● On Her Majesty's Secret Service
5 ● They Came Together
6 ● 2001: A Space Odyssey
7 ● The One I Love
8 ● Shooter
9 ● Boy
10 ● Saturday Night Fever
11 ● Marvellous
12 ● No Place on Earth
13 ● The Italian Job (1969)
14 ● Shaun of the Dead
15 ● Frank
16 ● Play Time
17 ● Schindler's List
18 ● Party Party
19 ● Dumbo
20 ● Risky Business
21 ● Life of Brian
22 ● Pride
23 ● Taxi Driver
24 ● Gravity
25 ● The King of Comedy
26 ● Carry On Teacher
27 ● Space Station 76
28 ● Memento
29 ● The Spy Who Loved Me
30 ● Burt's Buzz
31 ● Carry on Sergeant
32 ● Planes, Trains & Automobiles
33 ● Good Morning Vietnam
34 ● The Day the Series Stopped
35 ● The Band That Wouldn't Die
36 ● Mood Indigo
37 ● Rebel Without a Cause
38 ● And So It Goes
39 ● Dick Tracy
40 ● Seven Psychopaths
41 ● Batman (1989)
42 ● Fading Gigolo
43 ● Mr Nobody
44 ● West Side Story
45 ● Kraftwerk: Pop Art
46 ● Carry on Regardless
47 ● Seeking Justice
48 ● The Smell of Success
49 ● 10
50 ● Chinatown
51 ● Enemy of the State
52 ● Psycho
53 ● The Expendables 3
54 ● Full Metal Jacket
55 ● Dog Day Afternoon
56 ● A Grand Day Out
57 ● The Kingsman: Secret Service
58 ● Boyhood
59 ● And the Oscar Goes To
60 ● A Close Shave
61 ● A Matter of Loaf and Death
62 ● The Wrong Trousers
63 ● The Hundred-Foot Journey
64 ● The Watch
66 ● Insomnia
67 ● Mary Poppins
68 ● Hopscotch
69 ● Spinning Plates
70 ● Life's a Breeze
71 ● Jiro Dreams of Sushi
72 ● The Waiting Room
73 ● Office Space
74 ● Blade Runner (Final Cut Edition 2007)
75 ● Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
76 ● Blazing Saddles
77 ● Barbeque
78 ● Copenhagen
79 ● Urbanized
80 ● Hitch

81 ● Big Hero 6
A whole lot of delightful fun. Utterly charming from start to finish. "Hairy Baby" is our new nickname for Murphy
82 ● One Hour Photo
So, we watched "Insomnia" again, remarked how damned good Robin Williams was in it, and both said "remember how creepy he was in One Hour Photo?" We both decided we needed to see it again. Turns out it was on Blu-Ray via the Central Ohio Lending Library... a bonus. Still good. Still creepy and unsettling. We wondered how many families went all digital after seeing this back in the day.

 on: Yesterday at 07:04:05 PM 
Started by Butter - Last post by trixi
Yay C-Fan! 

 on: Yesterday at 06:27:26 PM 
Started by clemsonfan - Last post by euro60
Well you recommend Jungle, which turns out to be rather... tame for a jungle, it's no wonder  :P

 on: Yesterday at 05:36:37 PM 
Started by clemsonfan - Last post by lutz
I assume there's a thread somewhere that you have been posting in consistently that no one else sees.
Probably all those posts where I recommend British bands that nobody wants to listen to ;)

 on: Yesterday at 04:30:08 PM 
Started by clemsonfan - Last post by Rafe
I hacked your account and posted a whole load of images featuring cats doing daft, yet somehow endearing things.

 on: Yesterday at 03:56:36 PM 
Started by Dan - Last post by va-vacious
2015 movies:

1. The To Do List It could have been so good (Clark Gregg! Bill Hader! Connie Britton! Alia Shawkat!) and yet, it wasn't.
2. The Internship My office plays a pivotal role in this movie! Plus, it was actually pretty good.
3. Leap Year Despite Amy Adams and Adam Scott, this movie is terrible. My not so inner feminist is super annoyed by this movie.
4. Blackhat +1 for going to see it with Lando's friend Gwynner! And for Thor hacking shirtless.  It was better than I expected, and Viola Davis was really good in it. The hand-held camera style was headache inducing, and it was definitely shot with an eye towards global release- and it will make bank.
5. Chef So good! Loved the story, loved the music, loved how it was a nice, little movie.
6. The Hangover III Better than I expected, but it was not a great movie.
7. Birdman It was a technically amazing movie, but I didn't really like it. The last 20 minutes really went off the rails for me.
8. The Game A Michael Douglas movie from the late '90s. Too twisty and turn-y, and I don't think I really like Douglas.
9. How to Train your Dragon- This is still a really good movie.
10. Horns- This movie could have been good, and it just wasn't. Dan Radcliffe was miscast or something. I almost turned it off when the CGI snakes came on. Ew.
11. Kingsmen It was fun, over the top, and just right for Valentine's Day. I would enjoy more flicks in this series.

12. Wet Hot American Summer- This movie never fails to please.
13. Galaxy Quest- it was on cable, so it loses some points for commercials.

 on: Yesterday at 03:53:38 PM 
Started by Kwyjibo - Last post by va-vacious
Thanks! Got a text from the realtor that closing is "sometime next week", so at least it will be soon.
Next up: finding a place here... I wonder if Lando will let me live in her basement?

 on: Yesterday at 03:52:17 PM 
Started by Butter - Last post by va-vacious
hurrah for c-fan!  It's so nice to be appreciated, and almost nicer when the employers reinforce it with a raise and bonus!

 on: Yesterday at 03:39:53 PM 
Started by clemsonfan - Last post by Dan
I assume there's a thread somewhere that you have been posting in consistently that no one else sees.

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