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Archive for November 2008

Appaloosa

November 23, 2008

Several months after the film Appaloosa opened in England (where Neil saw and posted about it a while back), it finally made it to Maine, opening a few weeks ago at an art film theater, but more surprisingly showing this past week in Farmington, where we rarely get anything except the blockbusters. And, given that […]

Death Wish and the Post-Western

November 6, 2008

As part of a Philosophy and Popular Culture series at Farmington, we have a speaker coming in on Thursday to talk about Superheroes and Vigilantism. As a prelude, we screened a classic film in the vigilante genre, “Death Wish”  (1974) with Charles Bronson. What surprised me about the film was how explicitly it acknowledged its […]