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The Silver Lining: Moral Deliberations in Modern Cinema

By: Sam Vaknin, Ph. D.

...ly assumes Greenleaf's identity. Disembarking from a luxurious Cunard liner in his destination, Italy, he "confesses" to a gullible textile- heiress... ...ecessary in pursuing this goal. Ripley's reality test is maintained throughout the film. In other words - while he gradually merges with the object... ... Ripley time and again, mysteriously, capriciously, cruelly. Thus, ultimately, the film is an intricate study of the pernicious ways of psychopatho... ...and are available to anyone with a computer. The last decade witnessed a spate of films, all concerned with the confusion between life and the imi... ...here simply is no need to make them. So the Utopia is fake and indeed ends badly. Finally, the "Truman Show" encapsulates the most virulent attack... ...that it is arguable whether he is still the same person - he has been "replaced". Finally, we can try to unite all the strands of our discourse in... ...ure (historical cause). Of Aristotle's Four Causes (Formal, Material, Efficient and Final), only the efficient cause creates something distinguishab...

Moral deliberations and philosophical dimensions in thirteen modern films.

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The Myth of Ulysses and Secondary Beauty

By: Antonio Mercurio

...nd secondary beauty) and not on just a search for knowledge and healing as final goals. What I would like to propose is how to fuse together the sc... ...n (see A.M., “La vita come opera d’arte e la vita come dono spiegata in 41 film” {Life as a Work of Art and Life as a Gift explained in 41 films}, a... ...n’t find a way to get it drunk we will never be able to blind it, and thus finally deactivate its determination to get revenge. The Fetal I is an... ...ver, in an embrace that often becomes fatal. (See the interpretation of the film “The Piano” by Jane Campion, in “The Group Cosmo-Art Laboratories”, ... ...ly one step in human evolution, and that it is not an end in itself but is finalized to humanity’s next evolutionary step: to transform oneself into... ..., who fill Ulysses with gifts and eventually help him reach his longed-for destination. We must be able to entrust ourselves to life, even when eve... ... The same goes for daughters, and the movie director Jane Campion, in the film we mentioned earlier, The Piano¸ gives us a splendid example of this ...

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The Suffering of Being Kafka

By: Sam Vaknin

...st. There he rested, sheltered from the humid sun by peeling posters for lachrymose Turkish films. He pushed the crib outside the penumbral circle a... ... bargain-basement suits and fluttering cravats. The hours pass and we are no closer to our destination. A rising sun daubs us with pink and wine. E... ...gravel path adjacent to the highway, desperately trying to wave down a passing car. Someone finally stops and they have a hushed exchange through a ... ...ressing it incessantly. I raise my hand. "You are coming with us. The rest continue to your destinations. You too!" – he addresses the Arab, his civ... ...rrative. Without it, your life is nothing but an anecdotal stream of randomness. I deal the final, overwhelming coup-de-grace that will transform th... ...a that will follow. They say one's death bequeaths another's life. It is the most profound destination, to will existence to your pining duplicate. ... ...these inadvertent sights, quenching a burgeoning lust. My mother repeated with irrevocable finality: "Goodbye, Janusz!" Awakened and subdued, he h...

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The Ulysseans

By: Antonio Mercurio

...or a better understanding of this definition, see the interpretation of the film “Scent of a woman” (see “I Laboratori corali della Cosmo-art”, Sophi... ...e element of matter into another, with the production of atomic energy as a final result. The goal of building this star in a human laboratory of So... ...iale” {Theory of the Existential Unconscious} and my interpretation of the film “The Silence of the Lambs” in my book : “La vita come opera d’arte e ... ...in my book : “La vita come opera d’arte e la vita come dono spiegata in 41 film” {Life as a work of art and life as a gift explained in 41 films}. ... ...me a saint or to be good, even when they are threatened with the terror of final judgment or the weighing of souls (psychostasia). Too many sacrif... ...Death, then, is understood by all, saints and ascetics included, to be the final end of growth. A person who knows they must make their life into a... ...t, during the trip, to keep his crew’s faith up so they could get to their destination. And when they finally came to land, Christopher Columbus had ... ... committing to a goal, but freedom without a goal is like a ship without a destination. The goal of freedom is love; love of self and love for other... ...ace the pain of detachment and departure so he can continue on towards his destination. His destination is not only virtute e conoscenza {virtue and...

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Words to Wright By

By: Robin Bayne

...guidance, He’ll pick up somewhere along my journey and guide me to the right destination. That day I learned God had already given me a broader direct... ...my blind devotion to pet phrases, apt cliches, or even familiar anecdotes. I finally saw and admitted they were word-weary and ill fitting. It was th... ...ruggled the entire season with poor results until the reason for my failings finally registered in my stubborn and resistive brain. Kathryn stood five... ...imely death. To meet the 600 word limit, I cut fat, followed by muscle, and finally I scraped bones. Should I win or place then I could be a real wr... ... Deborah’s first novel, A V ow to Cherish, inspired the W orld Wide Pictures film of the same title. Her newest books are the Clayburn Novels from How...

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Links and Factoids

By: Sam Vaknin

... no rights of inheritance). Simpson herself thought of giving up the marriage. Yet, finally, they got married after the abdication, in France. Thoug... ...nes and peptide hormones, both instrumental in maintaining bodily homeostasis. Finally, the appendix is used to replace the "sphincter muscle" ... ...fact" that Alphonse ("Al") Capone (1899-1947) evaded justice numerous times and was finally indicted for income tax evasion in 1931 - is untrue. It ... ... Drive-ins were invented by Richard M. Hollingshead, a car salesman. At first, the film was projected from the hood of his car on to a bedsheet, se... ... The Plainfield Ghoul. A serial killer who served as the inspiration to numerous films, among them Psycho, The Silence of the Lambs, Maniac, Thre... ...(1956), The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957). War and Peace (1968) is the longest film ever to win the Oscar at 7 hours 33 minutes. Gone With the ... ...ieties (there are five) only once. The Salmon do not eat until they reach their destination and built a nest. The US Fish and Wildlife Service ... ...es. Their international border was never undisputedly demarcated. Honduras was the destination country for 300,000 impoverished El Salvadoran immig... ...testinal wall can bore through it into a blood vessel and be carried to their final destination in a muscle. Tapeworms are only one of a few kind...

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The Power in You

By: Wally Amos

... been a mother to me. Shawn grew more distant, rather than closer to me. Finally, he packed up and went back to live with his mother in Los Angeles... ...ege of Communication, Shawn went on to become an active and enthusiastic film student at New York University Tish School of the Arts, which by the ... ...ealing myself, loving myself and sharing my love with my friends. When I finally entered the cookie business full time, I acknowledged to myself th... ...articular bush but they did find other bushes with even tastier leaves. Finally lAM grew very tired and he made him, self a snug cocoon in which t... ...mental atti~ tude. A positive attitude says success is a journey, not a destination. With a positive attitude you know that throughout each day yo... ...go to the projection room and give the projectionist a different reel of film to show? The point is, you can't change the image shown on the screen... ...aring down the screen. In order to change the image, you must change the film in the projector. Life works the same way and you are the projector. ...

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Veritas Neo: The New Vision for a New Reality

By: Kee

...ustomed to being led and fleeced like sheep. They will open their eyes and finally see The truth that will save them and set them free. He will break ... ...ou keep whispering the words out there into the world, then maybe it will finally sink in. And people won't be scared, won't try to push out too much... ...in. And people won't be scared, won't try to push out too much. They will finally be able to listen and hear. I have faith in you Neo, not just becau... ...ust, you will be led to the places you need to be. There’s no absolute pre-destination and there’s no absolute randomness: simply a constantly turnin... ...so desperately, before they go forward and judge my words based on the PC[films]... even Morpheus was wrong... God forgive me for saying so again. "... ...s the Matrix[something most people, familiar only with the popular culture films, miss entirely] - but to the fact that they themselves can CHOOSE th...

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The Path of Kabbalah

By: Rav Michael Laitman

...growing farther from the Creator through the impure worlds, and acquiring its final shape of egoism. That state is called “our world.” One begins on... ...greater and greater desire for something, hence the darkness. When this point finally grows to the right size, we acquire a screen to surround it, t... ...ee will change, as well. It is not like a movie theatre playing 125 different films, one for each degree, because there is only the Simple Upper Lig... ... that every spiritual origin and spiritual force must hang down and build its final corporeal manifestation in our world. For instance, there is a n... ...on completely off from the purpose of life. They prevent us from reaching our destination. When people take drugs, they completely deny their existe... ...ly optimistic that things will work out, they don’t. Instead of finding one’s destination in Kabbalah, one either completely vanishes, or the studie... ...and inter- est in certain mystical sciences. Bookstores are loaded with books, films and magazines about extraterrestrials and other such phenomena. ...

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Man with No Name

By: Wally Amos

...e striding toward me. He looked serious, like a stu­ dent right before his final exams. " Are you Wally Amos?" he asked. People ask me that ques­ tio... ...he nationally renowned cookie company I had founded and built had become final. It was painful to lose my connection with the cookies that had been... ...ght, raising my wail an octave each time it appeared the belt would fall. Finally, when Wallace did strike me, I hardly felt the blow. I had discove... .... Tasty. This would be my breakfast, lunch, and dinner until I reached my destination. About the only thing missing was something to drink, which I ... ...h. On the evening of August 17, after finishing the taping of a training film for Cities in Schools in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, I returned to the h...

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The Zohar: Annotations to the Ashlag Commentary

By: Rav Michael Laitman

...n years in a cave, Rashbi heard that the Roman emperor had died. He could finally heave a sigh of relief. After leaving the cave, Rashbi gathered ni... ...of a giant Kabbalist completed its task in our world. Rashbi fulfilled his destination. Hundreds of thousands visit his gravesite yearly, trying to s... ...zed. Thus appeared the World of Ein Sof, in which we already exist in our final state. However, we still need to attain this state in our sensations.... ...r world through all the worlds, to the World of Ein Sof. To lead us to the final state, the Creator governs us from Above through all the worlds. Thu... ...oad. Kabbalah Television Bnei Baruch established a production company, ARI Films (www.arifilms.tv) specializing in production of educational TV progr... ...licly known figures in Israel and throughout the world. Additionally, ARI Films produces educational series and documentaries on DVDs, as well as ot...

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Werelove Dusk Conspiracy

By: Lakisha Spletzer

...lmly pointed out as he stepped through the circle and up to Violet. With a final glare and a toss of her golden locks over her shoulder, Violet slowly... ...promises. Then it changed to outright verbal refusals to speak to her and, finally, hiding out in his lab for days and weeks at a time. Confused, sh... ... as dealing with issues and people it didn't understand. Laylah’s nerves finally got the best of her and unconsciously she began humming. “Stop that... ...’ll try.” “No try. As a little green man said in that 20 th century Earth film that Father and I watched last week 'Do or do not. There is no try.' ... ...She could barely make out the outline of the trees. She was almost to her destination when she heard her name called. Laylah sighed, turned and was ...

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The Natural State, In the Words of U.G. Krishnamurti

By: U.G. Krishnamurti, Edited by Peter Maverick

...u use this to get whatever you want to get or to arrive at some kind of a destination you are tricking yourself into the same old game. There isn'... ...moment. It's all frames, millions of frames, to put it in the language of film. There is no continuity there. There is no movement there. Thought ca... ...l is actually the most egotistical of men. The shattering perception that finally dawns on you is that there is no such thing as ego at all. This in... ...ing for air. It is something like a second wind. But even this passes and finally breathing stops altogether and the body bypasses the lungs, breath... ...e constant is just not possible. So when everything else fails we use this final, last card in the pack, love, with all the marvelous and romantic id...

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Hypotheses on Ulysses

By: Antonio Mercurio

...Rome, Roma, 2000 21 come opera d’arte e la vita come dono spiegata in 41 film” {Life as a Work of Art and Life as a Gift Explored in 41 Films}, Pu... ...t of tremendous pressure, it reaches a temperature of millions of degrees. Finally, the atoms fuse in a thermonuclear reaction, creating light and ne... ...her Clytemnestra. But Orestes cannot decide. About twenty years go by and finally Orestes leaves his place of exile to go and kill his mother and h... ..., then she decides to warn Laertes so he can tell the people of Ithaca and finally she asks Athena to help her. Curse you all! None of you found ... ...en. Here it is important to read the Cosmo-Artistic interpretation of the film “Swept from the Sea” written by Toto Saporito and published in the b... ... ourselves, others and life (see Novecento, the protagonist in Tornatore’s film “The legend of the pianist on the ocean”, who chooses to blow up wit... ...fill Ulysses with gifts and end up taking him straight to his long awaited destination. We must be able to trust life even when everything seems ... ... so it would move the ships and us with them; but it did not get us to our destination: we perished, because of our madness. We sailed day and night... ... then? Astrophysicists don’t really know. Nor do they know what the final destination of light is, that travels without ever stopping. Light is mad...

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The Cosmo-Art Theorems and Axioms

By: Antonio Mercurio

...tal. SEVENTH THEOREM Life is not the Supreme Being. Life is not God. FINAL CONSIDERATION Life generates infinite universes with different form... ..., even though it is usually attributed only to the artist that gave it its final shape. When we read, however, the analyses of the art critics, we d... ...rgy of wisdom, of pain and of art, which defines the goal and gives it its final shape. Synthesis is fusion. Fusion is the result of a complexity of... ... and Jamal in "Finding Forrester", and the Cosmo-Artistic lectures on these films published in the book “I Laboratori Corali della Cosmo-Art” {The Co... ...ch I consider of the utmost importance. 66 RULE I Choose your destination It makes no sense to set sail if you do not know where yo... ...akes no sense to set sail if you do not know where you are going. Ulysses' destination was Ithaca. We Ulysseans have the same goal, but we call it "s... ... for us. It is thus necessary to take all the time we need to choose our destination on both a conscious level and on a deep one, renewing often t... ...988 74 LA VITA COME OPERA D’ARTE E LA VITA COME DONO SPIEGATA IN 41 FILM {Life as a Work of Art and Life as a Gift Explained in 41 films} Ed...

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Trendsiters Digital Content and Web Technologies

By: Sam Vaknin

...ght, and book identifiers. What is the "original" in this case? Is it the final, user-customized book - or its sources? And if no customized book is... ...er (for instance, a unique ISBN)? Does the user possess any rights in the final product, composed and selected by him? What about the copyrights of ... ...h their print brethren technologically. There is no doubting that finally e-books will surpass print books as a medium and offer numerous op... ...("safety in redundancy"). They contain Web pages, television programming, films, e-books, archives of discussion lists, etc. Such materials can help... ...l, the costs of production are lower (with the exception of the music and film industries), the marketing channels more numerous (half of the income... ...processes, books, newspapers, any printed matter, works of art and music, films (which, at their beginning were not considered art), software, softwa... ...ow make the Wikipedia not only their first but their exclusive "research" destination. Moreover, the Wikipedia's content is often reproduced on thou... ...a discontinued its mapping service and Yahoo!3D is no more), bookmark web destinations, and navigate through complex sites. Different metaphors ar... ...reams of irrelevant material to finally reach a partial and disappointing destination. At the same time, there likely are web sites which exactly ma...

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Empire and Wars

By: Sam Vaknin

...nt oligarchs and corporations, which retard the practice of a free market economy. Finally, there is a belief in the ineluctable nature of 'progres... ...maintained its precarious independence by paying court to Turks and Mongols alike, finally succumbed; the transformation of the Byzantine world int... ...n history go to imperial Rome, Nazi Germany, Stalinist Russia, and post-Mao China. Finally, how represented is the vox populi even in established d... ...ope. Everyone is in on the take, the police especially. The events depicted in the film are not without historical precedent, but the moviemakers g... ...urope: Germany and France. Europe - especially Germany - is Russia's largest export destination and foreign investor. Russia is not oblivious to tha... ...n May 2004. Foreign investors are gung ho. The country is now the prime investment destination among the countries in transition. In a typical dail... ...vels. This implosion is likely to affect even increasingly attractive or resurgent destinations such as Israel, Turkey, Iraq and Iran. Foreign inv... ...ck market facilitates the smuggling of cigarettes, software, home appliances, video films, weaponry, food, carpets - and virtually every other nece...

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Laws of Destiny Never Disappear : Culture of Thailand in the Postlocal World

By: Matti Sarmela

...the ashes 132 * Hundredth day memorial rites 132 Message of death 133 Final passage of human life 133 * The deceased in kinship culture 134 * ... ...ommunity 113 * Life of a good person 115 * Facing postlocalism 118 * Finalization 120 References 123 Appendix 130 Bibliography 15... ...s just play, a computer game, or a unique, exciting, extreme experience. A final experience. Western societies contain more and more young people who ... ...e-Kamolmatayakul Annira Silver local culture. The collection contains few films and videos, although in 1999 I recorded 12 hours of video in all, usi... ...used to walk. Today, everything must be so easy. Today, people go to watch films in the evenings. People are working all the time, they have no time f... ...aviour. When I was a soldier, every Wednesday we were shown a very warlike film to give us courage, and I wasn't afraid of dying then. Now I am afraid... ...tain his water from the plains' common irrigation canal network, the final destination of all environmental pollutants? At the beginning of the year 2... ...eachings go to just the anteroom of that place. Today, nobody reaches that destination, emptiness. Even the best and most famous monks only get to the...

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And Gulliver Returns Book I : Touchdown

By: Bob Oconnor

...and of World News on the California desert where we have just witnessed the final leg of the greatest human adventure in history, even greater than t... ...ould get the real story—the story that would shock and excite his audience. Finally on Friday afternoon he got his chance. Commander Gulliver appear... ... Bethlehem’ and probably a hundred more. Lemuel had used it as his favorite destination for dates. It was not only inexpensive, but it charged his i... ...ge, he filled his days with friends, exercise, sleep and relaxation. Monday finally faded to Tuesday morning and there was Chet’s red Porsche pullin... ...and point out a few things. You know, this area was developed by some early film stars as a getaway in the 1920s. Clark Gable and C.B. deMille were ... ...ek and it flows to the ocean south—in that direction.” —“Wasn’t ‘Mash’ filmed around here?” —“Yes. The TV version was filmed about a half mi... ...ersion was filmed about a half mile south, in that direction. The movie was filmed about a mile east of here. Is ‘Mash’ still in re-runs?” —“Oh y...

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Capitalistic Musings

By: Sam Vaknin

...ligopoly model with two brands. Each downstream firm chooses one brand to sell on a final market. The upstream firms specialize in the production of... ...ot always foster competition. And many products have umpteen substitutes. Consider films - cable TV, satellite, the Internet, cinemas, video rental... ... to scholarly publishing and other form of intellectual property such as software, films, music, and e-books. Consumers are divided on the issue o... ...hem; - Evaluate and refine the prototypes in a series of quick iterations; - And finally, implement the new concept for commercialization. This ... ...ubversive. But the inane expansion of intellectual property rights may merely be a final spasm, threatened by the ubiquity of the Internet as they ... ...hing. Napster-like peer to peer networks undermine the foundations of the music and film industries. Open source software is encroaching on the tur... ...s clients are its citizens, investors (both foreign and domestic), tourists, export destinations, multilateral organizations (the international comm... ...oducts, services, and ideas can work miracles for a country's image as a preferred destination. Clever, targeted, advertising also ties in with sa... ... words, are countries interchangeable (fungible) as investment, tourism, and trade destinations? Is cost the only determining factor? If countries ...

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