Tag: film

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!

Maxwell’s Equation

Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell(1831–79),  wrote equation that are simply enlightening. He worked on the ideas of Faraday and Kelvin, and succeeded in unifying electricity and magnetism, identifying the electromagnetic nature of light, and postulating the existence of other electromagnetic radiation.

Visible light, x-rays, sunlight , radio waves, television waves, wifi signals, bluetooth signals, cell phone transmission, and GPS all consist solely of Electric and Magnetic Fields. And how they propagate and interact with materials is completely determined by the above 2 equations of Maxwell.

First equation: The electric flux through a closed surface is proportional to the total charge enclosed by that surface.

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Image is taken from Crash Course – Physics 

Second equation: Maxwell second equation is also a form of Gauss’s law, only with magnetic flux instead of electric flux.

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Third equation is modified version of Faraday’s equation.

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Speed of the waves

 

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Image is taken from Crash Course – Physics 

 

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Image is taken from Crash Course – Physics 

 

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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.

Books

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