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Just wear it. | No. | You’ll get burned otherwise. | I’m not wearing it!
Under the tutelage of those who taught me an invaluable lesson, this particular discipline assisted my class to get past the decades-old hammy acting and pastel palette of Miami Vice (the ‘80s television show) to analyse its underlying themes.
Rebecca de Mornay’s extraordinary character, Sabine, is the one exception to the two-dimensional tropes which embody the other female characters. She is the only woman in the film with real purpose, or character, since she has actual reason to behave the way she does, and perhaps because of her prominence in the Dumas novel, is an important part of the overarching narrative.
Come hither and observe the needless and wanton destruction of our Sleeping Tree’s root-bed!
Now is not the time for recriminations.
You might wonder how I came by coup d'œil as the name of this section. You might not, but let’s assume you do. Why a French word? Why not something in English? Why not fingerspitzengefühl?
I have spent thousands and thousands of dollars on role-playing game books, dice, reference materials, maps, and sundry equipment for my hobby.
Of all his many talents, Totoro is the undisputed master of the snuggle.
Totoro will take the Pepsi challenge with any other dog who reckons they might be lazier than he is.
Totoro is always the fastest on the block.
If you’ve heard the word ‘productivity’ in your workplace, your place of employment has a HR department, and you also do a fair bit of work at a desk, you’ve probably also heard about personality tests before. They offer a tool to your typical mid-level manager to help them do a job their own perception could do for free if they chose to concentrate on the type of people their direct reports are, and then deploy the results of that process effectively.
At times, when my own inspirations and motivations in regard to writing have been at a particularly low ebb — which irritatingly seems to be more often than not — it is sport which allows me a sense of achievement and satisfaction. Beyond merely forgetting about the trivialities of life, being able to express myself in a non-verbal, primal fashion, to push the boundaries of my mental and physical limits, to move my body at its full extension and capacity… little else compares to that.
Luke Skywalker’s inherent curiosity about, and eventual fear of, his father are poignantly linked throughout The Empire Strikes Back. Curiosity and fear are in this sense marked as a significant symbolic duality – just as Vader might be seen as a Jungian Shadow of Luke, an ‘inner demon' which stands against and opposite other parts of the self, yet another amalgam of curiosity and fear.