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Orfeu Negro

Orfeu Negro

In my search for allusions to the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice I came upon a rendition of the story in an older film that interested me. The film Orfeu Negro or Black Orpheus was made in 1959 by […]

Vector 1: Orpheus and Eurydice-> Dante’s Inferno

Vector 1: Orpheus and Eurydice-> Dante’s Inferno

  The theme of exploring what world will be waiting after death has been contemplated from multiple perspectives throughout history. In the interest of comparing the story of Eurydice and of Dante’s Inferno, the parallels and differences depicted through both […]

Vector 1: The Sandman’s Take on Orpheus

Vector 1: The Sandman’s Take on Orpheus

The Sandman by Neil Gaiman is a multiple-award-winning ten-volume graphic novel series that Doctor Whalen teaches in his Graphic Novel class, which I have never taken but am pleased to know got at least one text right anyway. There are two […]

Vector: “The Matrix” -> “Simulacra and Simulation”

Vector: “The Matrix” -> “Simulacra and Simulation”

  In the Wachowski brothers’ 1999 film The Matrix, there are several allusions to and story elements derived from Jean Baudrillard’s “Simulacra and Simulation”. Published in France in 1981, this philosophical treatise examines the nature of signs, symbols and other […]

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