Daily Archives: December 26, 2019

RIP Peter Wollen: Godfather of Cinema Semiotics — 1938-2019

“Signs and Meaning in the Cinema” was the grad school textbook I got the most out of. Iconic images freighted with symbolic meaning, layers of interpretation added to film beyond what dialogue, exposition and performance could carry — Wollen made … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Sentenced to Siberia, mere “Ashes in the Snow”

“Ashes in the Snow” is a game attempt at adding Stalin’s gulags to the horrors of Hitler’s Holocaust to our collective memory of the crimes of World War II. The Russians beat the Germans in the institution of slave labor … Continue reading

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