Tomorrow, My Thoughts On Black Panther!


Mr. Darcy As Raymond Chandler’s Hero

So I’m still working on my analyses of Universal Horror films. Given how my work on Dracula (1931) turned out, however, I think that those analyses need something of re-think. At least in how I do them.

While I’m puzzling that out, I thought I’d keep my dedicated readers entertained by offering other analyses. In particular, today, we’re going to be talking about one Fitzwilliam Darcy and how is damn near literally the incarnation of Raymond Chandler’s hero as expressed in his landmark essay “The Simple Art of Murder.”

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Today Is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

At least in the States, anyway. We don’t have this particular holiday in Canada.

Now, American history is not my strong suit. I’m much more of ancient and medieval history kind of guy. So I’m not going to insult the good doctor by engaging in an analysis I’m not qualified to give.

So I’ll let the man speak for himself:

True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.-1955, in response to a claim that he was ‘disturbing the peace’ with the Montgomery Bus Boycott


Dracula (1931) Analysis, Part 6

A heatwave moved right into town last week/she came from the island of Martinique/the can can she dances will make you fry/the can can is really the reason why/we’re having a heat wave/a tropical heatwave/the temperature’s rising/it isn’t surprising…

Okay, that had nothing to do with Dracula (1931) or Dr. Abraham van Helsing. It does, however, have everything to do with the fact that it’s finally hot enough to continue writing in this Godzilla-forsaken place!

So join me under the cut for the most famous doctor in all of vampire-dom!

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Dracula Analysis (1931), Part 4

Good evening everybody! Tonight, we’re going to be looking at the three characters who get screwed over the most in this adaptation of Bram Stoker’s legendary tome: Jonathan Harker, Lucy Westenra and Dr. Seward. Mina and Van Helsing will get their own analyses over the week.

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