Brendan Johnson

Brendan Johnson

Hello. Challenging myself here to engage my critical and wandering mind and put it to good use. Consumer of film, television, literature and any other random curiosities.

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Brendan Johnson

Thanks for the comment. Indeed, I did not even know the slave narrative as a genre existed until very recently. I think it is vital as a first hand account of that period of history.

Discussing the Importance of the American Slave Narrative
Brendan Johnson

Thanks for the comment. Obviously slavery as an institution can not be dealt with by individuals alone. What I was trying to convey was how the authors of these slave narratives dealt with their experiences in a personal way.

Discussing the Importance of the American Slave Narrative
Brendan Johnson

Thanks for the comment. Of course I wasn’t trying to invalidate or dismiss works by authors who had not experienced slavery. My intention was more to emphasise the power and immediacy of the slave narrative.

Discussing the Importance of the American Slave Narrative
Brendan Johnson

I was going to suggest Y Tu Mamá También but then I looked it up and discovered that it was released in 2001. Still… love that film.

10 of the Best Foreign Films... Of the Last 15 Years
Brendan Johnson

An admirably diverse list!

The 20 Greatest Film Characters of the Last 20 Years
Brendan Johnson

Although they are both brilliant characters, I found Jesse even more compelling than Walt. I think he was the heart of the show in a way. Amid the chaos of the finale all I really wanted was Jesse to survive, and I’m glad he did!

13 Greatest Modern TV Characters