Category Archives: Movies

Star Wars (the original: is there any other?)

This post continues my Story Structure series. In an earlier post Two Frescoes, by Giotto and by Taddeo Gaddi, I questioned how many famous movies really are most usefully analyzed as having “3-act structure” — despite the claims of the … Continue reading

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Emily Dickinson — I could not stop for death

A post in the ongoing series Poetry in the Arts. Because I could not stop for Death by Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) Because I could not stop for Death — He kindly stopped for me — The Carriage held but just … Continue reading

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Heroes — Luchino Visconti

Count Don Luchino Visconti di Modrone Here’s a sampling of my favorite Luchino Visconti films.

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Heroes — Andrei Tarkovsky

Andrei Tarkovsky on the set of Stalker

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Heroes — Vittorio de Sica

Vittorio de Sica, shown above with one of the stars of Umberto D.

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Heroes — Jean Renoir

Jean Renoir

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Heroes — Akira Kurosawa

Akira Kurosawa

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