Jack Vettriano & Painted Eroticism

It was round about midnight on a Saturday night, I was laying in bed doing some research for an art paper when I came across it. Jack. Vettriano. His name rolled off my tongue. There was something about his name that pulled me in, it was justified the second I saw his paintings. With each […]

Dystopian Fears: Eight Films That Make You Think

“Utopian” describes a society that’s conceived to be perfect. Dystopian, however, is the exact opposite — it describes an imaginary society that is as dehumanising and as unpleasant as possible. I love a good dystopian storyline, be it novel or film. This is a comprehensive list of, in my opinion, the most disturbing ones. These […]

Horror Films: The Cult Classics

From the mid 70’s until the late 90’s we’ve been blessed with some of the most compelling horror movies – the classics, the foundations the genre was built on. Themes covering telekinetic powers, slasher scenes, gory scenes, supernatural elements, religious connotations, haunted burial grounds and serial killers all setting the tone for the genre that […]

Vertigo: A Feminist Theory

Alfred Hitchcock, a man who frequently employed Freudian theories uses these theories in the film “Vertigo”. For this analysis multiple psychoanalytical theories were put into used to represent thoughts if feministic approach to the film, these include; Oedipal complex, the ego, the mirror, an uneven look, the gaze and phallogocentrism “penis envy”.   Firstly one must consider […]

North By Northwest: Modernism & Hitchcock

The concept of modernism can be understood in the film by Alfred Hitchcock, “North by Northwest”. The film can be understood as modern in two different aspects, the first being cultural and the second being technological. The cultural aspect is seen through the movies’ use of unconventional themes of deception, mistaken identity and the technological […]

Dadaism and Futurism; What Are These -isms?

“They are both destructive, Futurism only on the exterior. In Dadaism this is deeper; they want to dismantle our inner, spiritual and moral constructions.” – Fons Heijnsbroek Dadaism and Futurism both focus on an ideology rather than being considered an art movement. Futurism aimed to express the achievements of science and technology and reflect the […]

Chaos

Perpetually stuck in a revolving door of anarchy. In the most simplest of forms, I am a mess. A delirium of unpredictability. Soft mayhem. Chaos. A predestined fate followed out incorrectly. A predictable direction, veered off course. A plan that never goes to plan. An abundance of unknown. The arrhythmia of a dying heart. Humanity […]