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Archive for April 2013

Janus and Duality in Mad Men’s The Doorway

April 12, 2013

Mad Men Season 6 kicked off in classic MM style, with a big dollop of death, existential angst and a whole lotta duality. I have referenced this before as a key theme of the show and it looks like that is set to continue. A big clue to the importance of duality was the name […]

No Oil Painting ~ Danny Boyle’s Trance

April 12, 2013

At first look, Trance seems like a good bet: it follows hot on the heels of Danny Boyle’s Olympic glory, as well as critical and popular hits such as 28 Days Later and Slumdog Millionaire. In it, Boyle fuses a familiar London crime tale (complete the an ethnically diverse gang of gruff, gun-toting mobsters) with […]