Articles tagged zachary mason, literary reworks, homer, the odyssey, greek mythology

In Brodsky’s ‘The Immortals’, Greek Mythology Is a Sculptural Tool (Sponsored Article)

Like the surreal, dreamlike romance of Jean Cocteau’s Orpheus, the immortals of Brodsky’s world wander throughout cities, caught between their ethereal origins and the gritty realism of their oneiric existence.

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Divine Plans and Unholy Agendas in ‘Wonder Woman #49’

Wonder Woman navigates the hazardous (and deceptive) world of the gods.

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Portraits of Love and Death: Godard’s Nostalgic Cinema in ‘Le Mépris’

A half century later Godard's Contempt still captivates audiences. Contempt is not as simplistic as it may appear; it is not a mere telling of rejection but of absolute dissolution, of modernized romance and the failings of modernity.

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In ‘Clash of the Titans’ and Its Sequel, Only the Gods Know What Hollywood Was—and Is—Thinking

In all, this new Clash of the Titans serves only to remind audiences that some movies were not meant to be remade.

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Homeward Bound: Odysseus, Frogger, and a Simple Teleology of Play

Why did the frog cross the road? Well, for many of the same reasons that Odysseus did.

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Homer and Langley by E. L. Doctorow

In this book, E. L. Doctorow is like a great magician trying to make a monumental illusion out of a street corner shell game, just to prove that he can.

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God of War: Chains of Olympus

God of War: Chains of Olympus has unfortunately chosen to focus on the weakest aspect of the series: the combat.

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20 Apr 2007 // 1:00 AM

God of War II

The God of War franchise is as over the top as an action movie -- there's no point in warning you not to try this at home, because you can't.

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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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