Road to Perdition

The Tragedy of the Family Game in 'The Road to Perdition' | 11 Nov 2012 // 4:15 PM

Sam Mendes’ virtuoso control behind the camera mesmerizes and hypnotizes, his depiction of Depression-era America a stasis of tragedy, each death inevitable but slow to ferment.


Road to Perdition | 5 Aug 2010 // 3:57 PM

Sam Mendes’ Road to Perdition is a somber and elegiac period piece set in Depression-era Illinois, with a tragic narrative framed around father and son relationships.

Road to Perdition (2002) | 11 Jul 2002 // 7:00 PM

The perfectly grim surface evokes eons of pain, as well as a highly stylized contemporary sensibility, not so much cynical as skeptical and self-aware.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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