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Letter to M. Cavell about cinema (a remake)

, then, does the institution work, when does it fail, and what is the price of it “working”? And can these mechanisms, however they function in marriage, inform us in turn about the bonds of a democratic political union which faces its own erotic challenge? Is our polity at stake in our system of marriage, as many today for very different reasons suppose? I think perhaps you and I

in Cinema, democracy and perfectionism
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the biggest financial and economic catastrophe since the Great Depression, funded by a major Hollywood operator with its unique Murdoch-​ infused business culture, and whose production tapped into the divergent political interests that sit behind names such as George Soros and David Koch; the former, a source of significant funds for the Democratic Party, the latter, a bastion of financial support for a range of libertarian causes and institutions, including the Tea Party movement.34 Despite’s Stone’s position on the national stage as an establishment critic, the

in The cinema of Oliver Stone
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The Queen in Australia

condense messages about continuity as well as postwar restoration and renewal. The tour’s rituals and speeches enacted a ‘new’ commonwealth semiosphere. This reimagining foregrounded the ties of ‘affection and loyalty’ binding territories to Britain, ties formed by sovereignties freely ceding to Empire, in order to shelter under the protection of democratic Westminster practices. Though her patrimony, youth and

in The British monarchy on screen
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An allegory of imperial rapport

and the white male democratic hero, with the original approach of bringing the Australian into the intimate circle of the monarch. Rush’s Lionel Logue avoids the larrikin stereotype, presenting us with a relatively fresh characterisation of the cultivated Australian, a type he had already played in his Oscar-winning performance in the film Shine (Scott Hicks, 1996). He still represents a challenge to

in The British monarchy on screen