There was a time when I would have hated this. Adolescence is a hotbed of pretenses and idealism, a time for making a Halloween costume out of yourself and wearing it all year long in the hope that people will eventually forget that it’s a costume. It’s an an age when we cling to the tragically microscopic but massively important amount of order and understanding we’ve discover in the world during our previous decade or less of sentience. And we are direly committed to stopping up our ears against anything that might threaten that order.
I hear you saying, “But, Jason, that’s not just adolescence.”
Continue reading Edits, Loops, and Punch-ins: The Seamy Side of Sound
In Part I of this review, I introduced you to the riddle of John Harris, the unlikable protagonist of MFDR who kills a man, flees into the jungle, is captured by natives, works his way up from slave to prominent member of the tribe, and acts like a complete jackass the whole time. I posed the question, why are we supposed to like this guy? In part II, in the quest for an answer, I traced the narrative elements of MFDR, via the 1970 film A MAN CALLED HORSE, back to the 1950 short story of the same name. We saw a stark contrast between the message of the short story and the film. In this third and final part, we’ll see how that contrast solves the riddle introduced in Part I. Continue reading SAWADEEDJA! A THREE PART REVIEW/ANALYSIS OF MAN FROM DEEP RIVER: PART III