Category: Notes on screens

Performativity of sex

The film of Pedro Almodovar’s “The skin I live in” (2011) must be the one to watch whoever wants to see about love, rape, and revenge. I guess the theory of Judith Buther’s gender trouble and performativity (the theory based on the idea all bodies are gendered from the beginning of their social existence, which means that there is no “natural body”) might be a very good combination for a further theoretical approach to grasping the meaning of the film since it has a transgender process and give a lot of space to the possibility of a queer approach to the sexual relations.

Although their genre and style are very different with an original title “La piece que habito” connotes me a lot Ex machine (2015).

Worth to watch!

Appreciation of Crash Course

It is quite boring and tedious, to study a subject that is far from your interest. However, some media tools make this process a lot easier. And I think it’s well worth to appreciate them. What I feel thankful this week is Crash Course, educational youtube channel. It has numerous subjects and many series about the each specific subject. World history, biology, chemistry, psychology, economy, astronomy, literature and many more.

As I was watching about the subjects I’m not an erudite, they catalyse me to cover my missing knowledge although they are probably design for teenagers.

Elaborately prepared and presented episodes keep my attention and teach it effectively, plus, they stimulate further questions around the topics. They are so much more than mediocre educational videos.

Meanwhile, You don’t have to pay fro watching videos.  Hence, you can watch freely.

The Bathtub (2015)

In Tim Ellrich’s film called “The Bathtub”(2015), there is an ingrained frozen moment in the middle of the story. The photograph that will make the mother happy holding the story altogether, like a glue. During 12’5 minutes, three men are struggling for making the moment, which has captured in their childhood, alive again.

There is a must in order to take this photo: to be the kid again, at least for a moment, eluding all the acquired adjectives, entering into a bathtub.

Besides the intelligent allegory, the film is also delightful in terms of cinematography. Worth to watch.

Buster Keaton (1895 – 1966)

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How fabulous to meet with #BusterKeaton (1895-1966) in an ordinary night of late fall, almost a century later, in a far far away from where he lived, perhaps in a place where he had never been. This is how #screen time/place compound is working…What an amazing person,  #stunning #performance, charming outlook.

A physically talented and psychologically insightful actor is considered one  of the best screen artist of all times. Keaton had left many short films and more than ten major silent features, which are still retain his unassailable iconic image today.