America was never innocent. We popped our cherry on the boat over and looked...– James Ellroy. “American Tabloid”. Forward.
Strether meets Gloriani
Henry James is notorious for having produced very difficult fiction. His only rival in this regard is the other James, namely, Joyce. They use English in ways that make it seem alien. After several readings —which are demanded and assumed— it emerges that the ostensible difficulty is but a side-effect of the supreme beauty of their language. The golden rule of writing fiction is...
Scott Pilgrim and the disdain for Generation Y
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is a fascinating film but it performed relatively poorly at the Box Office. I find that particularly strange especially because another film which I consider similar in important ways, performed an order of magnitude better. Both films have roots deep in the Animé tradition. Scott Pilgrim respectfully acknowledges it and does its best to transcribe it to screen but...