Oresteia (1979– )
Cbldf joined Ncac and Abffe in sending the following letter to the Library Board of Trustees at the Greenville County Public Library:
Dear Board Members,
On behalf of the National Coalition Against Censorship, the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund we strongly urge you to keep Alan Moore’s Neonomicon in the Greenville Public Library.
Stories work backwards a lot of times these days, TV writers starting with an ending that will make fans happy and backing into it from point C to point B to point A. But it hasn't always been like that.
Werner Herzog's output has swung perilously close to mainstream of late. His 2006 Vietnam war action film Rescue Dawn was mostly well-received, while his Bad Lieutenant was released last month to widespread admiration. Has the famously idiosyncratic German director gone straight? Not a chance. His latest movie, which screens at the Edinburgh international film festival this week, sees him back on the fringes of artistic expression.
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done has baffled many Us critics, but bewitched others, who have declared it a nightmarish gem. Based loosely on the true story of Mark Yavorsky, a San Diego actor who in 1979 killed his mother using a sword from a production of The Oresteia
Let’s talk about the story. This is what Cameron gets mostly picked on. In short: this is a story about a looser called Jake Sully. Not a looser in the American Idol sense, but a looser big time. A little bit like Oedipus. What speaks for his favour is the fact that he is clever like Oedipus (Oidipus solved the riddle of the Sphinx, Jake was cunning enough to fly the big dragon, which helped both these men gain perhaps not so wise respect
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