Monthly Archives: March 2011

What We Can Learn About Character Transformation From “The Godfather”

The Godfather works so well because of the severe nature of Michael’s transformation: he starts the movie as the family outsider, the Ivy League soldier who insists that he is not a part of the family business (“That’s my family, … Continue reading

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Joseph H. Lewis’ “Gun Crazy”

There is such a deep existential power to Gun Crazy, chiefly because there really is no rhyme or reason to what our heroes do. When asked by her partner-in-crime why Annie feels the need to kill innocent bystanders during their … Continue reading

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Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Godfather”

There is something so incredibly profound about The Godfather, something that goes deeper than the surface of its Mafioso plot, something that speaks to a much more universal experience of what it means to be born into a family legacy. … Continue reading

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A Word on Charlie Sheen

What I find so interesting about all this hubbub around Charlie Sheen’s infamous ABC interview is the unacknowledged, collective conversation we’re having underneath the surface: “Be normal, Charlie, be healthy, be like us,” as if we’re all sane. I mean, … Continue reading

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