Category Archives: Postmodernism

PI AND REALITY (Part 2)

Florence Stratton offers a brilliant discussion of Martel’s book in her essay, “‘Hollow At the Core’: Deconstructing Yann Martel’s Life of Pi” in the literary journal, Studies in Canadian Literature (found at http://journals.hil.unb.ca/index.php/scl/article/view/12746/13689). She writes, “Life of Pi is organized around a philosophical debate about the modern world’s privileging of reason over imagination, science over religion, materialism over idealism, fact over fiction or story. The extreme poles of this debate are represented in the latter part of the novel by the two officials from the Japanese government.” Continue reading

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PI AND REALITY

Although it received 11 Oscar nominations, including best picture, Life of Pi has attracted much attention outside the Screen Actors Guild, given its philosophical and religious underpinnings. Adapted for the screen from Yann Martel’s novel, the movie does not drown out these themes with its remarkable cinematography and special effects. Continue reading

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THE REAL LIFE

Unquestionably, Inception ranks as the best film of the summer (in my opinion). Writer/director, Christopher Nolan, creates a technology that enables an elite group of people to invade the dreams of other people and manipulate their subconscious minds. One reviewer suggests, “In a way, the movie is its own maze designed to plant a simple little idea in the viewer’s mind: ‘reality’ is a relative concept.” Is it? Continue reading

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