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Mythgard Movie Club: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Friday Feature)

I had a great time this week discussing the GenX cult classic Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. This evocative 2004 film  is rich in intertextual conversation and philosophical questions, as you can see from a couple of hours of conversation … Continue reading

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Mythgard Movie Club: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

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Grab the nearest copy of the collected works of Alexander Pope (or is it Pope Alexander?) and join me for the inaugural session of the Mythgard Movie Club, the brand new (and free!) program from the…

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“Capes and Classes Optional” Guest Blog by Adam Mattern (Signum Series)

Adam Mattern works as a mild-mannered data analyst for a large networking company and is currently studying at Signum University for a M.A. in Language & Literature (concentration in Classical, Medieval & Renaissance Literature). He has love of pop geek-culture, … Continue reading

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Why we Don’t Live in the Future: A #BackToFutureDay Post

I am too young to have seen Star Wars in the theatres. In any case, being humble rural folk, I couldn’t afford the movie ticket and parental bribe needed to get “to town.” That’s also why I missed ET, and … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Night for an Apocalypse

Last night was the Supermoon, that time in the moon’s elliptical orbit when it is at its closest to earth and looks about 14% bigger. Last night was also a full lunar eclipse, which happened within 3 minutes of a … Continue reading

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Age of Ultron: Mythic Mess or the Absurd Man?

Joss Whedon is a smart filmmaker. Buffy was genius, and The Avengers was an intelligent, funny, moving, high-action, hyper-effects superhero movie—a package I wasn’t sure was possible. I like how Whedon delves into big stories with what many will assume … Continue reading

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The Stereotype of the Hypocritical Clergyman: Chaucer and Modern Film

“Of his appearance I have said enough”: so Chaucer concludes one of his pictorial caricatures of the pilgrims on the road in the Prologue of Canterbury Tales. These are playful, quick, and satirical descriptions of the “faithful” on the way. … Continue reading

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