Monthly Archives: May 2014

Michael Clayton

When a film has a man’s name as the title the viewer approaches the film with an expectation that the film will be about that man. See, for example, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), Patton (1970), Charley Varrick … Continue reading

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What Are Heroes For?

I remember the floodlights, high up, bathing everything in a harsh white light that hurt my eyes and I remember the sky behind them as black as moleskin. I remember the noise that made conversation difficult so I stood by … Continue reading

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Achilles in The Iliad

This is a second post on The Iliad by Homer, focusing on the central character, Achilles. In the world as it was described by Homer, Greek men took their position in society from the concepts of honour and shame. These … Continue reading

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