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Trap Street

A trap street, or errata, is a fictitious street inserted into maps to purposefully trap potential copyright violators of the map. Normally quite innocuous, these fictitious bits of information are used as proof to spot where plagiarism has taken place. The recent chinese feature film « Trap Street » inverts the usual meaning of this expression, becoming…

Brazil (Copyright Embassy International Pictures et Universal Pictures)

« Brazil » de Terry Gilliam, un film qui n’a rien à voir avec le football/ »Brazil » by Terry Gilliam, a film which has nothing to do with football

With the opening today of the World Football in Brazil, the sports news offers an opportunity to discuss a world famous movie: Brazil, a film made in 1985 by Terry Gilliam. Brazil has been seared on the kind of anticipation films, himself taking his legacy of previous genre films, including Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life…

« Le procès » ou les espaces d’une bureaucratie aveugle et totalitaire/ »The trial » or spaces of a blind and authoritarian bureaucracy

« The Trial » is a film directed by Orson Welles in 1962. In this adaptation of the eponymous novel by Franz Kafka, Orson Welles, who respected almost the entire story, shows distressing spaces of modern states bureaucracies after the Second World War and the experience of the atomic bomb.. « Le procès » est un film réalisé par…

Kafka (Soderbergh): les espaces de l’absurdité de la bureaucratie/ Spaces of Bureaucracy’s Absurdity

Kafka is a film directed by Steven Soderbergh in 1991. The screenplay mixes events from the life of the Czech German  speaking writer and themes of several of his major novels, mainly the absurdity of the world, especially in the context of bureaucracy. The use of black and white in a part of the film…