Vasco de Sousa

Does religion cause war?

It has been ten years since a small group of men hijacked a few planes and flew themselves into buildings.  Their cause appears to have been a religious one. But we forget that millions of other people with the same religion don’t fly planes into buildings.  More significantly than that, other men flew themselves into […]

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Who needs dialogue anyway?

In film school, we usually learn to shoot without dialogue.  Historians nostalgically look back to the silent era.  Purists, like Hitchcock, have complained that today’s movies are too talky. But aren’t we a bit hard on dialogue?  Even Eisenstein, the famous Russian formalist known for his silent “montage”, saw it’s uses.

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Social Networking Promotes Garbage

A friend of mine… Do me a favor… could you please vote for… if you vote for me, I’ll vote for you… You sick of these messages yet? Gone are the days when critics and filmmakers were two different breeds of people.  Gone are the days when critics were professionals, who were not anonymous but […]

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When will we disband Nato?

The recent “no-fly” zone has proved that Nato is not needed. In the case of Germany and Turkey’s apparent objections, it seems that Nato was not even heeded. Nato is a relic of the Cold War. It serves to annoy China and Russia, two countries who feel targeted by it. It is nothing more than […]

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