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OCCUPY NOWHERE: <i>United Red Army</i>

OCCUPY NOWHERE: United Red Army

As films were mined each week for Occupy Nowhere, two camps emerged from within the loose genre framework that the column intended to elucidate.  It became relatively consistent that for characters that deliberately and knowingly occupied [...]

OCCUPY NOWHERE: <i>World on a Wire</i> Part Two

OCCUPY NOWHERE: World on a Wire Part Two

“The materialists say that ‘Thought is conditioned by Being,’ and not ‘Being is conditioned by Thought,’ and that Being – with its basis in itself – is conditioned by itself.  …But it forgets that without thought, [...]

OCCUPY NOWHERE: <i>World on a Wire</i> Part One

OCCUPY NOWHERE: World on a Wire Part One

“The dog is a dog all the time and is not aware of his being a dog, of his harboring the divine in himself; therefore he cannot transcend himself.” (Daisetz T. Suzuki) Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s World [...]

OCCUPY NOWHERE: <i>The Dreamers</i>

OCCUPY NOWHERE: The Dreamers

Matthew: “…There’s something going on out there…something that feels like it could be important. Something that feels like things could change. Even I get that. But you’re not out there. You’re in here with me, sipping [...]

OCCUPY NOWHERE: Ryūnosuke Akutagawa (1892-1927)

OCCUPY NOWHERE: Ryūnosuke Akutagawa (1892-1927)

“As for my vague anxiety about my future I think I analyzed it all in A Fool’s Life (1927), except for a social factor, namely the shadow of feudalism cast over my life.  This I omitted [...]

OCCUPY NOWHERE: <i>The Skin I Live In</i>

OCCUPY NOWHERE: The Skin I Live In

Almodovar’s latest fits right into the OCCUPY NOWHERE fold, and brings the shared idea of “formative seclusion” more inward (literally) than any other film to be discussed in this column.  It is also the first example [...]

OCCUPY NOWHERE: <i>Young Adam</i>

OCCUPY NOWHERE: Young Adam

With eight features to his credit, Britain’s David Mackenzie (Asylum, Hallam Foe) is somehow still below the radar of popular discourse, which may change with two of his recent works having shown at the 20th annual [...]

OCCUPY NOWHERE: Bystanders of Change

OCCUPY NOWHERE: Bystanders of Change

“When the artist produces something intelligible only to himself then he has already contributed to himself as an individual, and with this effect has already contributed to the social world (just as we benefit ourselves, and [...]