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Cosmopolis: Skewed Products

26 Jul

3rd. article in our 7-week series on the film Cosmopolis

Delillo’s Cosmopolis is a frequently paradoxical and enigmatic story that focuses on the events of Eric Michael Packer’s frequently complicated day.  No doubt a genius, the efforts Delillo expends to illustrate a personality almost fully defined by his materials is almost dizzying.  This essay will commit itself to exploring these descriptions at the expense of so many of Eric’s other dynamic attributes: which include his technical might as a hacker, his genius as an asset manager, and his status as a visionary of his age. Though Delillo’s book spends very little time objectively exploring Eric’s psychology, it is no secret that Eric’s is a difficult protagonist.  The products of his life do the most to define him as a character.

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Cosmopolis: Lopsided Economics

18 Jul

2nd. article in our 7-week series on the film Cosmopolis

Cosmopolis character, Eric Packer, is a self-made billionaire who, at the age of 28, has reached a point where money has no value in his existence.  In one day he goes from billionaire to a man left with nothing but death threats.

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Cosmopolis: An Asymmetrical Nightmare

11 Jul

1st article in our 7-week series on the film Cosmopolis

The film Cosmopolis will be released in US theaters August 17th, 2012. The long awaited film is an adaptation of Don DeLillos poetic novel of the same name. On Amazon.com some warn readers saying, “recommended for literary buffs who relish discomfort.[1]” Perhaps this is a fair assessment given the volatile period this book is based upon.  In this article, LIH will examine the political and social conditions that defined the 90’s as one of the most excessive and violent periods in America’s history.

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Hollywood Take 2: Cannes 2012 Films in Competition

21 Apr

What’s happening in Hollywood this week? On Thursday April 19th Cannes released the list of films nominated for the Palme d’Or award. Also, two movie trailers were released that got cinephiles talking.  What films are they you ask? We will discuss those films plus the removal of Disney studio chief Rich Ross who was asked to step down this week.

Essential stories;

1. Cannes 2012 Film Line-Up

2. Most Captivating Movie Trailers 

3. Rich Ross Steps Down from Disney
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Can We Really Call It “Great Acting?”

4 Apr

By Open Book

With all the announcements last week about actresses Amy Adams and Sarah Gadon selected to bring the “on screen chemistry” (ingredients some say missing for the films currently in pre-production) Superman: Man of Steel and Cosmopolis.[1] It makes you wonder how it all works? Of course, this only ignited curiosity regarding the big blockbuster films slated to come out this summer as well. They include: Thor, Green Lantern, Pirates of the Caribbean and Transformers 3.[2] All these films will need to rely (to some extent) on great “on screen chemistry” between the opposite sexes. So what makes on screen chemistry believable to audiences?  And, what qualifies as a authentic transformation if the actors are a couple off screen?  Continue reading