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A Few Codes of the Western Protagonist

The “true” codes of the Western hero, as borne out in an excavation of the subtleties in major films of the canon, are really more perverse than moral, more calculating than artless.

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'Houdini' Explains the Tricks Before Showing the Magic

Film and magic have always been intertwined. Some works take advantage of the relationship, but Houdini does not.

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'The Stream' Is a Deluge of References

Aching for the past dam(n)s The Stream.

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'Fear in the Night' Speaks the Indecipherable Language of Noir

Noir, as a definitive term, is elusive and always out of reach, as are dreams. So what are we to do with Fear in the Night, a noir that traffics in dreams?

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'Circle the Wagen' Prefers a Predetermined Map

Circle the Wagen begins with the end in mind, and suffers as a result.


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