Articles tagged independence day

How ‘Independence Day’, ‘Armageddon’ and Others Bred the Schlockbuster

As Jeff Goldblum says in a rather different disaster film now in theaters: "They like to get the landmarks."

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Backyard Fiction a.k.a. the Great American Myth of Suburbia

Suburban discontent in Richard Yates' Revolutionary Road, John Updike's Couples and Richard Ford's Independence Day. The idea or myth of suburbia is just as real as the actual shopping centers, schools, etc.

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Life Between Two Deaths, 1989-2001, by Phillip E. Wegner

Wegner depicts this period in recent history as open to all possibilities, possibilities that come crashing down with the World Trade Center attacks and the subsequent War on Terror.

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Culture Belongs to the Alien in 'Spirits of Xanadu'

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"The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.

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