Film Reviews

Reception of Scorcese's film The Last Temptation of Christ and the State of the Living Myth Today

The Last Temptation of Christ, the controversial film of Martin Scorsese from 1988, with its peculiar mix of traditional and new elements, all given very realistically and in historical context, provoked a vehement reaction from conservative American Christians, who had tried to save the souls of their brothers and sisters waiting for hours in line for tickets; they tried not only verbal and physical persuasion, but also put bombs in theaters or made bomb threats.

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Thelma and Louise

Even in this feminist world, we still teach girls and urge women to organize their lives around men--their needs, expectations, work, schedules, ideas, interests, vulnerabilities, and tempers.


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Amelie

Every now and then films appear where the Jungian references are so clear that one is almost certain that the directors know their Jung. Reviewed by Steven Walker, Professor of Comparative Literature.

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"Le Fabuleux Destin D'amelie Poulain"

Jeunet's film, "Le fabuleux destin d'Amelie de Montmartre" takes the viewer along with Amelie on the ride of her life thus far, dipping and turning to the nostalgic strains of the French accordian.

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