Performing Masculinity in Dog Day Afternoon
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Performing Masculinity in Dog Day Afternoon

In Dog Day Afternoon, the character of Sonny, played by Al Pacino, performs dangerous hyper-masculinity, as a hot tempered Vietnam veteran for the consumption and exploitation of the predatory media, police, and overzealous crowds. But the audience sees that there are significant ruptures between Sonny’s performed masculine persona and self. I will look at the … Continue reading

SHORT FILM REVIEW- The Irrational Fear of Nothing: On paranoia, the human condition and transcending time
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SHORT FILM REVIEW- The Irrational Fear of Nothing: On paranoia, the human condition and transcending time

Paul Trillo’s venture into paranoia, The Irrational Fear of Nothing, is just as the title describes; one man’s fear of everything and everyone around him. We open with a man lying in bed, the camera in bed with him also, the setting is bleak and grey. Then, quite surprisingly, the camera moves as he does, … Continue reading