A Tribute to Fallen Stars

A falling star, in truth, is a meteorite—a combination of dust and rock falling into the Earth’s atmosphere. As these meteorites fall, they burn up and leave a short-lived trail of light—a meteor. Like stars, meteorites exist in plenty. In much the same way that the universe is constructed, our human realm is in some

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Berlinale Review: Lee Don Ku’s Kashiggot

At this year’s Berlinale, South Korean director Lee Don-Ku debuted Kashiggot, a film which explores the commission, atonement and punishment of sin. In the Asian market, prolific filmmakers traditionally prefer to remain within the often painfully saccharine genre of the “Asian blockbuster.” This presents a stark contrast to Asian art-house cinema, which aims at commenting

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Top-6 films from Berlinale’s “The Weimar Touch” retrospective to watch over the weekend

This weekend, the 63th Berlinale comes to a close. On Saturday, a winner will be chosen and awarded the Golden Bear to reflect superior achievement in film making. However, before all that pomp and circumstance, ECLA of Bard’s film instructor, Prof. Dr. Matthias Hurst, has recommended to the Die Bärliner community the following films in “The

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Double O

As the week was wearing off, on the Friday night of November 16, Matthias Hurst, professor of film studies at ECLA of Bard, did a thorough presentation of title sequences of James Bond movies. He covered the years 1962-2008, starting with Dr. No and ending with Quantum of Solace, thus celebrating the 50th anniversary of

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The Parade

Halfway into the cold February of 2012 at ECLA, it hardly seemed like the shortest month of the year. With the Annual Conference 2012 behind us and a winter trip pending, a few midterm assignments here and there and the usual everyday coursework, the stubborn snow was the only reminder that this cold winter still

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