Aristotle, Oedipus, and Greek Tragedy

There has been a longstanding debate, dating back to Aristotle, regarding the purpose, or telos, of a tragedy, and whether or not the "tragic" element is the result of is the result of a unique or particular character flaw stemming from the central protagonist. In other words, is Oedipus, indeed, a flawed human being who has brought about … Continue reading Aristotle, Oedipus, and Greek Tragedy

Cavalcade

Cavalcade (1933) Director: Frank Lloyd ★★★☆☆ Cavalcade is a good film, though a curious choice for the winner of Best Picture (one of many future curious choices). Despite mediocre acting and its requirement of a highly patient audience, the film's redeeming qualities are its powerful montage sequences toward the end in which the chaos of … Continue reading Cavalcade