Monthly Archives: March 2015

Divine Madness by matthew c. hoffman

“You can do important things with that pen if you wanted to.” “If we are to go forward we must move as a trained and loyal army willing to sacrifice for the good of a common discipline, because, without such … Continue reading

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Ben-Hur (1959) on the Big Screen!

Though not sponsored by the Library, the Pickwick Theatre’s screening of Ben-Hur (1959) is unofficially part of Cinema of Transcendence. In fact, it’s the centerpiece of the series– and the only true epic in the program.

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The Sign of the Cross (1932) by matthew c. hoffman

“Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.” ~Revelation 2:10 When discussed today, The Sign of the Cross (1932) is almost exclusively analyzed from the context of pre-Code cinema. It’s certainly one of the most shocking of those films made before … Continue reading

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The Gaucho (1927) by matthew c. hoffman

“Yesterday was yesterday. Today is today. There is no tomorrow until it’s today.” ~The Gaucho (Douglas Fairbanks) I saw The Gaucho for the first time a few years ago when the Silent Film Society of Chicago presented it. It came … Continue reading

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Transcendence Defined

tran*scend*ent (tran’sen dent) adj. [L transcendens, prp. of transcendere] 1 transcending; surpassing; excelling; extraordinary 2 Philos. a) beyond the limits of possible experience b) in Kantianism, beyond human knowledge 3 Theol. existing apart from the material universe: said of God: … Continue reading

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