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    part-time university instructor
  • Favorite movies
    The Human Condition; Apu Trilogy; Oro, Plata, Mata
  • Favorite music
    Concierto de Aranjuez (Bonnell for Decca), Les Troyens (Dutoit for Decca)
  • Favorite creative writing
    Nabokov, Mishima, Galleano, Lispector, Dante, Goethe, Shakespeare
  • Favorite visual art
    Academic realism

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  1. ralfy

    Is Artsandfaith.com dying?

    Everything looks fine. I'll start using this account, and thanks for the help!
  2. ralfy

    The Night of the Hunter (1955)

    For some strange reason, the underwater scene reminds me of the poem at the end of Melville's work Billy Budd. Perhaps it's the last few lines. Here's a link to it: Billy in the Darbies
  3. ralfy

    The Criterion Channel

    In relation to that news, here's one thoughtful article to consider: The Shutting Down of FilmStruck and the False Promise of Streaming Classics
  4. ralfy

    Is Artsandfaith.com dying?

    Yes, please merge the two if it's not too much of a bother, and I can use the "ralfy" account. Thank you.
  5. Andrei Rublev, The Human Condition, and the Apu trilogy may have aspects of exile and not necessarily restoration, together with Manila in the Claws of Light and This is How We Were Before, How are You Doing Now?
  6. ralfy

    Films About Church History?

    In case you can add TV shows, there's also the miniseries A.D. from 1985.
  7. ralfy

    Podcast Recommendations?

    Official web site: Archive 81 Summary from the Reddit page:
  8. ralfy

    Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

    A video review of the film by James Raney: (Warning: spoilers)
  9. ralfy

    Star Trek: Discovery

    The writing's weak, with several inconsistencies in character, clunky dialogue, and events that are rushed. The show is supposed to take place a decade before TOS but introduces technology that is barely mentioned in any of the TV shows and movies that depict future events in the timeline.
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    Stalker (1979)

    Very difficult to appreciate, but I'll give it another shot during the next few days.
  11. At least for fiction, I considered two points about stories borrowed from Laurence Perrine: - What for you is the purpose of the work, and did it fulfill its purpose? - Is the purpose relevant?
  12. "Netflix, Streaming Video and the Slow Death of the Classic Film" http://www.newsweek.com/2017/09/22/netflix-streaming-movies-classics-664512.html
  13. This topic reminds me of David Hockney's documentary Secret Knowledge.
  14. "Alien: Covenant reviewed by Mark Kermode"