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Joan Didion: Conversations and Essays

Joan Didion: Essays and Conversations Edited by G. Friedman, 1984 Introduction: Play It As It Lays shows a preoccupation with existentialism. She examines the nothingness of the void as in Sartre and Camus—particularly The Myth of Sisyphus.  Kierkegaard She does … Continue reading

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War and Peace In The Global Village

War and Peace in the Global Village Marshall McLuhan and Quentin Fiore 1968 The village has indeed become global. Marshall McLuhan was right. No man is an island any more. The earth itself is an island. ~Time Magazine, 1981 The … Continue reading

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More Mark-Paul

 More Mark-Paul The first magazine article I read about the teen idol Mark-Paul Gosselaar was in People Magazine. They did a two page article about him in 1990.  It was all about how fame took its toll.   And how being … Continue reading

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As Different As Night and Day: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

  As Different As Night and Day: BBC Vs Hollywood A Midsummer Night’s Dream Cari Gilkison, English 520: Shakespeare Winter 1996 Culture influences are interpretation of things.  Shakespeare is no different.  Two version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream follow the … Continue reading

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Wuthering Heights 1939 Movie

Only Half: The 1939 Movie of Wuthering Heights Cari Gilkison for Film Studies 578, April 1998  The single most striking difference between the book Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte and the 1939 MGM movie is the absence of the second … Continue reading

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