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Notes on “The Birds”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: The moods of Hitchcock’s movies from the ’50s and early ’60s were often keyed to his leading ladies. “Vertigo” is voluptuous and mysterious, like Kim Novak. “To Catch a Thief” is pert and a little mischievous, … Continue reading

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Remove the Veil, Annette

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: ‘Do you know which is my room?’ said she to Annette, as they crossed the hall. ‘Yes, I believe I do, ma’amselle; but this is such a strange rambling place! I have been lost in it … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin’: Witchy Women

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes:

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I Walked in a World of Their Invention

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I scarce know how to put my story into words that shall be a credible picture of my state of mind; but I was in these days literally able to find a joy in the extraordinary … Continue reading

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“Get Out”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Though Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” is set among the suburban white elite of Everywhere USA, its concerns are firmly rooted in the plantation. It ascribes to white liberals the motivations of slave-holders, and then asks them … Continue reading

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For the Bright Side of the Painting I Had a Limited Sympathy

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: In no affairs of mere prejudice, pro or con, do we deduce inferences with entire certainty even from the most simple data. It might be supposed that a catastrophe such as I have just related would … Continue reading

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Notes on “Get Out” (2017)

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I finally caught up with GET OUT, writer-director Jordan Peele’s racial satire. A box-office smash beloved by critics (well, most of them), Peele takes Ta-Nehisi Coates’s “black bodies” rhetoric and recasts it into a horror-thriller. Chris Washington, a … Continue reading

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