Archive for Game of Thrones

Why Game of Thrones Has Come to Fascinate Us

Posted in Film, Observation, Pretensions toward cultural theory, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 4, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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Lord of the Flies is one of the world’s best-loved allegories of civilization and the way it has played out through violence. Continue reading

John Pilger vs the American Psycho

Posted in Film, Observation with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 15, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

John Pilger, journalist and documentarian, criticized the film [The Hurt Locker] in The New Statesman, writing that “it offers a vicarious thrill via yet another standard-issue psychopath high on violence in somebody else’s country where the deaths of a million people are consigned to cinematic oblivion.” He compared the praise given to The Hurt Locker to the accolades given to 1978’s The Deer Hunter.[42] Continue reading

Comparative Religions in 'Game of Thrones'.

Posted in Film, Real Men with tags on May 19, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

“Do you pray to the Gods?”

“The old and the new.”

There is only one God, and his name is Death. And there is only one thing we say to Death; not today.”

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