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Surrealism in Films

Surrealism, with its subconscious dream-like imagery and bizarre incongruities, represents a symbolic and psychologically charged view of the ...

The Swimming Pool in Film

The swimming pool is a symbol of luxury and money, of having ‘made it’ in life. The poolside loca...

The Cold War

During the Cold War the West associated itself with ‘freedom’ and contrasted that with the Soviet Union’s ‘repressi...

Subterranean Stories

Since ancient times, fictional worlds have existed below the earth’s surface: populated by mysterious cave dwellers, confusing la...

The Unreliable Narrator

An unreliable narrator cannot be trusted to tell the whole truth. They deceive the audience and/or other ...

The Dystopian Future

Utopias are idealised worlds, free from corruption, repression, persecution, crime and poverty. They have governments that serve the ...

‘Is Dirty Harry a Fascist?’

The Dirty Harry character first appeared in the film Dirty Harry (1972) with Clint Eastwood portraying the quietly spoken, ...

Robots and Humans

Inanimate objects have long possessed ‘life’ of some kind, in tales of myth and legend, or as religious idol...