Tag Archives: Cosmopolis

Movie Buzz: 8/24

24 Aug

The Expendables 2 went straight to the #1 spot last weekend, earning $28.5M. The Bourne Legacy was pushed down into second place while ParaNorman took third place, bringing in $14. The Odd Life of Timothy Green took the #7 spot taking in $10.8M. Cosmopolis came in at the 45th spot earning $70,339, which although seems bad, is actually very good for a film that was only shown in three cinemas![1] Let’s see how they did and if they were worth the money!

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The Themes of Cosmopolis

15 Aug

The last article in our series on the film Cosmopolis

The film Cosmopolis opens in U.S. theaters on Friday August 17th, 2012. The seductive trailers and amazing cast is reason enough to go see this film. But throw in David Cronenberg and Don DeLillo and you are in for a mind altering experience out of this world. However, for those venturing into the theaters without having read the book or seen any of Cronenberg’s films, Linked in Hollywood has put together a cheat sheet in case you want to brush up before or after seeing the film. To give you fair warning  this material like the film is not for the PG-13 fairytale audience, instead it’s for the spirited audience, unafraid to confront the reality we live in. This article is a collaborative effort by the authors on LIH who did a wonderful job in defining (for our readers) how this film and text reflects our past and present. We hope you enjoy!  Continue reading

Cosmopolis: What’s Your Favorite Quote?

13 Aug

What’s your favorite quote? The film Cosmopolis opens in US theaters this Friday August 17th, 2012.  If you’ve read the book then you know Don DeLillo has written some of the most memorable passages for not only character Eric Packer but his other characters as well.  For fun, Linked In Hollywood has selected 10 quotes and we want you to vote for your favorite.  So let’s get started!

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Cosmopolis: The Styles of Postmodern Literature

8 Aug

5th. article in our 7-week series on the film Cosmopolis

Cosmopolis the styles of postmodern literature is very hard to define but it generally is any book written after the 2nd world war that is constructed in certain styles. It also goes against the Enlightenment style commonly used in books wrote between the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Here is a brief description of the styles used. [1]

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Let It Express Itself: Post Modern Art and Cosmopolis

1 Aug

4th. article in our 7-week series on the film Cosmopolis

Eric Packer, the central character in Don Delillo’s novella Cosmopolis, asks Didi (portrayed by actress Juliette Binoche) if he can purchase Rothko’s Chapel and all of the paintings inside.  Why are the works of Mark Rothko central to this literary work and what do his paintings symbolize?

First, we should look at Mark Rothko, the man.  Mark Rothko(Marcus Rothkowitz) was born on September,25 1903 in Dvinsk, Russia which is now Daugavpils, Latvia.  When he was ten years old, he and his family immigrated to Oregon.

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