Misagh

Misagh

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Groundhog Day (1993): thematic roots in Buddhist and existential philosophy

Analyze how Groundhog Day (1993) has thematic roots in Buddhist and existential philosophy, particularly Friedrich Nietzsche’s concept of eternal recurrence, and how it offers a compelling look at the process of change and approaching a more authentic existence.

Bill Murray does a convincing job portraying the various stages of the path, making his transformation from cynical/nihilistic to genuinely kind-hearted believable.

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    The Pretender (1996–2000): Retrospective

    A look back at this series, the TV movies and ideas of how the story could have been concluded (include both official words and speculations).

    • What a classic series. I think it would be good to focus on how this show influenced others such as Dollhouse among others. – Joseph Manduke IV 2 years ago
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    Movies based on interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

    Summarize the concept of Quantum Mechanics and provide a list of movies based on interpretation of it. For example, Coherence (2013) is based on quantum mechanics, referring to a quantum state, where different versions of reality can still interchange with each other. Are there any other movies focusing on the same concept? Triangle (2009) and Timecrimes (2007) comes into mind…

    • The movie 'Source Code' starring Jake Gyllenhaal dabbles in quantum mechanics, and even gives a nod to the star of the old TV show Quantum Leap. – Greg Mac 3 years ago
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    • I absolutely love this topic! It might be said that Looper is based on quantum mechanics. I know that Looper is technically about time travel, but since one loop can affect another, it's almost like different timelines are coexisting. However, I find this to be one of the film's greatest weaknesses, because it is the very epitome of a plothole. Still, one might question whether alternate realities are present in every single time travel film, because multiple events happen in different scenarios at the same point in time, which may mean that they have to take place in different versions of reality. – CimoneW 3 years ago
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    • Forgive this note if it is a little ignorant of the intricacies of quantum mechanics (I don't come from a science background), but some possible examples that come to mind are Primer, maybe Back to the Future, Twelve Monkeys, Looper, Interstellar, etc. I kind of just feel like I'm naming time travel stories, most of which probably don't have a strong basis in actual science, let alone quantum. If we expand it into television, there's s03e04 of Community (aka "Remedial Chaos Theory"), pretty much all of Rick & Morty (really anything that Dan Harmon gets his hands on could be useful), and though I've never watched Doctor Who I have to assume that there might be some relevance there. Interestingly, a colleague of mine wrote his MA thesis on stage-plays based on quantum mechanics, with his three case studies being John Mighton’s Possible Worlds (1990), Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia (1993), and Tony Kushner’s Homebody/Kabul (2001). The full text is accessible online for whoever's interested (https://www.ruor.uottawa.ca/handle/10393/31507). Perhaps that can enter the discussion somehow. – ProtoCanon 9 months ago
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    • Could perhaps start with reading some of his lesser know work , plays i.e 'The Gardeners Son' – Yama144 3 years ago
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    Death Note: Retrospective

    Retrospective look at the original manga, anime series, Japanese live-action movies, and the upcoming American remake.

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      Bear Mccregory: The Composer and Musician

      Retrospective look at this composer’s work and a glance at his upcoming titles.

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        New Star Trek TV Series

        A look at previously pitched ideas for a new Star Trek TV series and an in-depth analysis of what would make a successful science fiction show in the current era of programming.

        • Potential reference to the success of the reimagined Battlestar Galactica series from 2003. – Greg Mac 3 years ago
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        The New French Extremity: Psychology Behind The Work

        Exploring the titles with a psychological perspective. For information about The New French Extremity, see Wikipedia article: (link)

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          Latest Comments

          Misagh

          Hurry up and publish your first article so that you can be a part of the editorial team. I look forward to have you with us!

          Where Did All the Editors Go?
          Misagh

          This has been addressed. Thanks!

          The Obliteration of Memories from the Past in the Quest for a Homogenous National Identity
          Misagh

          You saw this in an early test screening and you did not submit a review? Why do you do this to us Helen… why… why…

          The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (2014) Review: A Beautiful Psychological Character Exploration
          Misagh

          I am 15 episodes into this show. Interesting thus far but the main character is very melodramatic, shockingly so at points.

          Johan Liebert and The Joker: A Comparison of The Same Character
          Misagh

          Have you watched The Uninvited Guest by the same director/writer as Julia’s Eyes? Not a horror piece but quite interesting nonetheless.

          Horror: The Ugly Duckling of Cinema
          Misagh

          The 4th episode was a game changer for sure. That final 6 minute single take tracking shot… wow! The tension watching that scene… I wish I could forget it so I could watch it again for the first time. Outstanding series.

          True Detective: A Game Changer and the Benefit of Good Writing
          Misagh

          If anybody is thinking to use Murakami as a stepping stone to reading other Japanese writers I really think they are going to get their feet wet. In the early days he would write many of his drafts in English because he had taught himself English by reading American crime novels. He would then translate those English drafts into Japanese. This is why so many western readers find him easier to read than many other Japanese writers. His idea of the novel, no mater how bizarre it might be in the reading, is western not Japanese.

          I have to say “be warned”. He is not your starter writer.

          I can’t say that I am a Murakami fan though I have read most of his writing, an odd kind of fun to read. But not Japanese in nature.

          If you really want a better look at what is being written in Japan, are there is so much, even in translation, I would suggest starting with anything by Natsuo Kirino and Banana Yoshimoto. If you want to dive in at the deep end you could always go for Murasaki Shikibu’s The tale of Genji. No I do not recommend that you do that, that takes a lot of building up to. But it should give you an idea of just how much there is out there that has been translated and is so worth reading.

          Colorful Haruki Murakami and His Ever-growing Popularity: Why do People Like His Works?
          Misagh

          This is a well written piece, however, was The Wire intentionally excluded from the list or are you yet to discover it?

          7 HBO Shows That Stand Out Among the Rest