The National Theatre has been screening Kenneth Branagh’s stage production of Macbeth in movie houses around the world. A good thing, not just for non-Brits: the Manchester play sold out nine minutes (read on ...)>
I’m a fan of historical fiction – so much so that I've enrolled in a MOOC called "Plagues, Witches, and War: The Worlds of Historical Fiction" on Coursera – but I’m especially intrigued by historical (read on ...)>
I love it when science converges with literature. When a discovery in the natural world renders some flight of fancy prophetic. Here's one marvelous instance: octopuses appear to exhibit the phenomenon (read on ...)>
Over the summer, I caught a performance of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark on Broadway. I expected a fun circus-like experience and good music. It certainly delivered on the circus part.
The superhero's (read on ...)>
This wonderful animated short, in which the Holy Roman emperor travels into space with his royal astrologer, is full of historical whimsy. It's almost like what would happen if Terry Gilliam took the Simpsons (read on ...)>
This week on Quoted: storytelling and special effects in motion pictures, interpretations of drama, and philosophy of the mind.
A book and a movie are not the same thing. A movie needs visual stuff, (read on ...)>