Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Großstadt

Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Großstadt (1927) Director: Walter Ruttman ★★★★☆ Some may call it avant-garde and excessive, while others call it valuable for its historical significance. Berlin is the quintessential "city symphony" film, of which there were other minor films in Paris or Manhattan. Berlin is a brilliant movie filled with powerful scenes of daily life in … Continue reading Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Großstadt

When Poetry Conquers Philosophy: Reflections on Don Quixote

Don Quixote (1955) by Pablo Picasso Poetry is a sweet and enchanting elixir. It points us toward beautiful things, but not necessarily true things. Philosophy when it is devoid of eros and overwhelmed by the intellect, becomes drab and mundane. Consider the monumentally dreary task undertaken by thousands of philosophy students each year when they … Continue reading When Poetry Conquers Philosophy: Reflections on Don Quixote