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The old British domination is history, but history remembers how it operated ruthlessly through the years. Britain’s supreme power abroad, the agent, falls down from their last industrial pride – the railroad in Istanbul. Then in Macao, a stiff lifeless body travels through the underworld on a boat on the river Styx and is swallowed whole by the dragon. The spy, as a symbol of fashionable prestige, returns to the real world to find it dramatically changed. This happens at the Pearl River Delta, where the empire fought by all means necessary to force the East to open up its trade routes in the prosperous 19 AD.


March 13, 2013  Leave your thoughts

The story of translator and merchant James Flint, who became the first East India Company employee to command Chinese language and in 1759 tried to reach the Qing Emperor with a petition for better trade terms. He also helped introduce soya to North America. (more…)

March 25, 2012  Leave your thoughts

“Островът” на DVD е представен в оригиналното си отношение 2:35:1 (в оптималния анаморфен формат) и дискът съдържа задоволителен трансфер на филма, ако изключим на два сериозни проблема. (more…)

January 21, 2012  Leave your thoughts

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (2011), directed by Steven Spielberg

Spielberg went soul-searching and pondered on the meaning of action-adventure cinema as far back as 1989. Then Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade posed the question: why is the hero so driven to his endless escapades, what makes him tick and why should the audience have faith? The answer was that in screaming popular culture, it’s all a blur until you find something personally important to you: context, an angle you care about. In that case, it was Indiana’s father who defined the personality and very existence of our hero. No wonder the actor is also a symbol of the origin of the series, the Bond films. This motivation for packing action was redefined again in 2002 with Minority Report, when the image of the lost child unlocked the emotional resonance of the story after the breakneck Sci-Fi action intro. (more…)

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September 7, 2011  Leave your thoughts

The film Source Code consists of:

  • The Sisyphus myth. Life is a never-ending struggle.
  • The contemporary political oppression over the individual. The soldier is forced to carry out missions he doesn’t understand.
  • Solipsism. The world is what one experiences inside his/her head, therefore inseparable from our subjective senses.
  • The Cave from Plato’s Republic. We are in the darkness of our mind and can only guess what the outside world is like –  the City is always on the horizon, unreachable.
  • Buddhist immortal soul being reborn from one reality to another.

Systematic society versus the spontaneity of the human condition. The hero is a lost soul who is in turns a soldier, saviour, bully, thief, charmer, entertainer… all the colours of the human experience.

July 12, 2011  Leave your thoughts