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God’s Underground Men: Discussing Dostoyevsky’s Notes from Underground and Scorsese’s Taxi Driver

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“I have no idea what will come of this; perhaps it will be bad art.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky to his brother Mikhail about writing Notes from Underground Question: what does a 19th century Russian novella have in common with an American new wave noir film? Answer: Nearly everything. It was …

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Caché (2005) by Michael Haneke: The Classic to Be

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“Whatever kind of security you try to feed somebody is an illusion.” – Michael Haneke from a 2001 interview published by indiewire For obvious reasons, Michael Haneke’s Caché is said to be one of his least brutal films. Compared with his previous works, The Piano Teacher (2001) which revolved around sadomasochism, Funny …

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