Misagh

Misagh

Practitioner of creativity rather than an instructor of it.

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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 5 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 5 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 5 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 4 years ago
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    • Could perhaps start with reading some of his lesser know work , plays i.e 'The Gardeners Son' – Yama144 5 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.

    • Ha ha. Now the person who writes the topic can compare the Netflix film and the original anime/manga to see which is better. (And which is worse - hmmm, I wonder which one that would be...) – OkaNaimo0819 7 months ago
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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 5 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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        Misagh

        FYI only registered writers can send PMs.

        Subtitling for Cinema: A Brief History
        Misagh

        This article is actually from your topic suggestion: https://the-artifice.com/the-religious-politics-of-hellsing-ultimate/

        Not sure why it doesn’t state this on the credit area. We will look into this straight away.

        The Religious Politics of Hellsing Ultimate
        Misagh

        Fixed. Thank you!

        Tolkien and Dungeons & Dragons
        Misagh

        RIP Isao Takahata.

        Whenever we lose one of the greats, it should be a common practice to share articles about their stellar line of work, rather than ad-heavy recycled articles about their death.

        Thank you very much for the lovely retrospective.

        An Isao Takahata Retrospective
        Misagh

        You can find the author details at the end of the content of the article. This piece is written by Siobhan Calafiore and you can access her profile at:
        https://the-artifice.com/author/SiobhanCalafiore

        Walt Disney's Story: A Look at the Man Behind the Success
        Misagh

        It is written by Rachel Elfassy Bitoun. You can find the author name at the bottom of the article.

        Profile:
        https://the-artifice.com/author/Racheleb

        A History of Colour: The Difficult Transition from Black and White Cinematography
        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