“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
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.
“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
“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
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