A Single Man and moments of absolute clarity

“A single man” is one of those films that cannot be fully appreciated the first time it is watched. That is because it is something of a masterpiece and. as with any masterpiece, it takes time and numerous viewings to understand its full value. It is first and foremost a beautiful piece of art: perfectly styled, shot and colored. The screenplay perfectly adapted from the … Continue reading A Single Man and moments of absolute clarity

signj

A favorite anti-hero

J.D. Salinger’s ‘The Catcher in the Rye” is an American classic. The story of a young adult, Holden, who recounts his feelings of alienation while attending a private school. His honest thoughts expressed in a conversational style of language – including a great amount of vulgar terms – are what make this book an interesting read. The story is mostly sad but there’s a lot … Continue reading A favorite anti-hero

the movie

On seeing the 100% perfect girl by H. Murakami

by Haruki Murakami One beautiful April morning, on a narrow side street in Tokyo’s fashionable Harujuku neighborhood, I walked past the 100% perfect girl. Tell you the truth, she’s not that good-looking. She doesn’t stand out in any way. Her clothes are nothing special. The back of her hair is still bent out of shape from sleep. She isn’t young, either – must be near … Continue reading On seeing the 100% perfect girl by H. Murakami

dance of life

The Dance of Life, 1899 by Edvard Munch

In the “dance of life”, the protagonist is the female and the courtship phase seems to be the central and most significant part of life for the female, depicted by the actual dance in the painting. The young girl on the left is dressed in white, smiling, anxiously anticipating this phase, waiting for the dance to take place. She is sorrounded by others who are … Continue reading The Dance of Life, 1899 by Edvard Munch