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Exploring World Cinema #1: Themroc

Themroc (1973) | France IMDb: 7.2 Director: Claude Faraldo 100 min  |  Comedy “A roller coaster ride in to examining human sexism, sexuality, modernism, exploitation, abuse of power, banal rat-race & other cultural/societal limitations which restrict our experiences.”   Themroc is an unbelievable film. Firstly, it has no language, and secondly, …

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Digging Cinema Fossils #1: A Page of Madness

A Page of Madness (1926) Kurutta Ippêji IMDb: 7.7 Teinosuke Kinugasa 70 min  |  Drama, Horror  |  Japan   “A film that must have been an excellent, visionary one in its entirety, but in its incomplete and wordless mystery, it becomes a challenging enigma.”   To begin with, this is …

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Dissecting Experimental Cinema #1: Run Lola Run

Run Lola Run (1998), Rotten Tomatoes – 93%; IMDb – 7.8/10 Director: Tom Tykwer Chapter 1: Background Run Lola Run is a German movie released in 1998. The movie is essentially a 20-minute sequence in the life of the protagonist ‘Lola’. Lola receives a call from his boyfriend Manni who …

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My Tool Trip: Reflections

Read the following interpretation as you slowly build up with the song, aligning the words with the rhythm and the echoes of the masterpiece that is “Reflection” by the band “Tool”. This was written in the form of the visualizations and thoughts that poured out through my pen while the …

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My Karnivool Trip- “We Are”

Please start reading this with the song, aligning the words with the notes and rhythm of the song as it progresses. The basic gist of this article is the visualizations that were induced in my head due to this song and the various revelations that came to me as Karnivool …

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Rhythm in Life

The first form of music, as ascertained from various sources, has been attributed to drumming. Drumming as a whole, can be seen as the most primal form of music due to the very basic attribute that it takes into consideration, which is rhythm. Rhythm is one of the most apparent …

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HEAVEN

Destination utopia, location unknown, Have the bricks been laid? Have the seeds been sown? Are we close or are we far? Are we following maps of dust, To navigate through the stars? And thus my curiosity peaks, Should I pull the trigger, And find out the answer I seek? But …

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Destroying or Deciphering the Music of the Whales?

Since the evolution of organized sound, its main purpose has been to gather, store, convey & process some information encoded in the beats & words. But what if I tell you there’s a certain species that writes songs as elaborate as the books that we humans write? Tripped out Fact: …

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Are we music…?

Do we listen to music….or are we music? A string is one of the most quintessential objects that you can associate with music; guitar strings, sitar strings, harp strings, strings underneath the snare drum, and so on. The vibrations that these strings can create harmonies of pure bliss, and also …

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Vicarious Traumatization

She sits up bolt upright, in the middle of the night; something at the back of the mind stirs, What is this??? A stranger and strange murmurs!   She looks around in the dark and checks, and is somewhat glad of her loneliness; she confirms, no one there, but the …

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