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Our Daily Bread #2

John Ford, F.W. Murnau, and expressionism, where shadows take on the same purpose both inside and outside.

Expressionism, where shadows take on the same purpose both inside and outside.

Images from: The Searchers (John Ford, 1956), Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (F.W. Murnau, 1922)

Our Daily Bread is a column on not necessarily beautiful images, nor similar images, but images that when brought together interact in meaningful ways.

So is this a John Ford column? Or just continuing with a lack of creativity? I waited for something better, possibly more original, and you give me a few images from two of the most well-known and quoted films ever made (that are both beautiful AND similar).
I hope this is a John Ford column. It would be the only one in the world. Great images to wake up to on a Sunday morning, Neil!
“He’ll give us what we need It may not be what we want”
I don’t know Bob, how many columns like this exist? Are there more then I am currently aware of? Also, correct me if I am wrong, but with VA related articles you were bitching about films that are a waste of time to talk about (but not talked about much in serious criticism) but now you are bitching about talking about things that are too established? You’re a weird dude.
Notebook has had no shortage of columns that offer images. This is one of the things we discussed in the first entry to this series, along with the fact that they are even repeating images (and directors, obviously). Yes, I have a problem with VA when it discuses “Transformers part 3” or “Fast and the Furious part 5”. I also have a problem with reading criticism about directors and films that are over-examined to the point of exhaustion. Call it weird, I call it boring. Hopefully the next visual series will be a detailed analysis of the “Psycho” shower sequence.
lol sorry bobby maybe next time i will make the piece specifically 4 you lol
“..I waited for something better, possibly more original, and you give me..” I am so very sorry that you misinterpreted this as a column for yourself
Neil, just be sure to do neither esoteric nor canonical. Perhaps he’d like a little Sam Mendes?
Bobby, you are the most boring person commenting on the Notebook. You’ve held that title since your arrival. You’ll always hold that title. You literally have nothing to offer, ever. You ignore the piece and what it’s saying, and focus solely on the titles being discussed. You’re unwillingness to ever, ever actually discuss what’s being said or shown is either absurdly selfish or truly, deeply stupid (almost certainly both). Give me the theatrics of Mac any day. You’re the laziest type of troll, probably bred in a Petri dish
“Monday Mendes: A Column for Bobby Wise”
(by Uncas Blythe)
Please go away, Bobby. Far, far away to a place where bitching (a mechanism to compensate for utter lack of critical faculties) is encouraged and they appreciate useless and banal insights such as yours. You will be much happier.
this is like youtube comments
Don’t make the piece specifically for me, just make it better…never said not to do esoteric, that’s probably what the column needs…Mac, and not Dim?…sorry for not commenting on the content, waiting to hear something interesting…still waiting…
Bobby, what are you even talking about? (sorry Danny, this will be the last one)
About leading us not into temptation, but delivering us from evil.
“Expressionism, where shadows take on the same purpose both inside and outside.” A perfect definition. In these images, a perfect elucidation of the principle — and its essentiality across cinematic traditions.

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