The Three Wise Men of Cinema

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If you’re looking for a curated playlist of critical movies, look no further than this my friend.  First and foremost, familiarize yourself with this article entitled the “Three amigos change face of Mexican film” by the Hollywood Reporter.  The article deftly summarizes the artistic cabal of three Mexican American filmmakers:  Alfonso Cuarón, Guillermo del Toro, and Alejandro González Iñárritu.

Cuarón, del Toro, and Iñárritu form a super team of epic proportions, not just in the context of contemporary cinema.  Championship series winning, legendary sports teams are an apt comparison, in measuring the synergy of these artists.  In applying my knowledge of film studies, I recommend the following movie playlist for those interested in exploring one of the best filmographies of the 21st century.

The following film list is intended for mature audiences.

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BookTalkII — Part 12 — Midnight in the Garden

Warning:  BookTalkII assumes an audience that has already read George Orwell’s 1984, and attempts to compare the classic dystopian nightmare against both the novel 1Q84, written by Haruki Murakami, and V for Vendetta, a graphic novel by Alan Moore.  Broken into twelve parts, BookTalkII will focus on a chronologically new section of 1Q84 and V for Vendetta while considering the entire narrative of 1984.  See the BookTalkII main page for more details and links to all twelve parts. Spoiler Alert:  This part covers the end of Book 3 of 1Q84, chapters 25-31. In John Berendt’s Midnight in the Garden of … Continue reading BookTalkII — Part 12 — Midnight in the Garden

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BookTalkII — Part 11 — Bare Witness

Warning:  BookTalkII assumes an audience that has already read George Orwell’s 1984, and attempts to compare the classic dystopian nightmare against both the novel 1Q84, written by Haruki Murakami, and V for Vendetta, a graphic novel by Alan Moore.  Broken into twelve parts, BookTalkII will focus on a chronologically new section of 1Q84 and V for Vendetta while considering the entire narrative of 1984.  See the BookTalkII main page for more details and links to all twelve parts. Spoiler Alert:  This part covers the end of V for Vendetta and chapters 19-24 of Book 3 of 1Q84 (up to page … Continue reading BookTalkII — Part 11 — Bare Witness

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BookTalkII — Part 10 — Vikings

Warning:  BookTalkII assumes an audience that has already read George Orwell’s 1984, and attempts to compare the classic dystopian nightmare against both the novel 1Q84, written by Haruki Murakami, and V for Vendetta, a graphic novel by Alan Moore.  Broken into twelve parts, BookTalkII will focus on a chronologically new section of 1Q84 and V for Vendetta while considering the entire narrative of 1984.  See the BookTalkII main page for more details and links to all twelve parts. Spoiler Alert:  This part covers the last four chapters (8-11) of Book 3 of V for Vendetta and chapters 13-18 of Book … Continue reading BookTalkII — Part 10 — Vikings

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BookTalkII — Part 9 — Shaken and Stirred

Warning:  BookTalkII assumes an audience that has already read George Orwell’s 1984, and attempts to compare the classic dystopian nightmare against both the novel 1Q84, written by Haruki Murakami, and V for Vendetta, a graphic novel by Alan Moore.  Broken into twelve parts, BookTalkII will focus on a chronologically new section of 1Q84 and V for Vendetta while considering the entire narrative of 1984.  See the BookTalkII main page for more details and links to all twelve parts. Spoiler Alert:  This part covers the chapters 4-7 of Book 3 of V for Vendetta and chapters 7-12 of Book 3 of … Continue reading BookTalkII — Part 9 — Shaken and Stirred

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BookTalkII — Part 8 — Little Man

Warning:  BookTalkII assumes an audience that has already read George Orwell’s 1984, and attempts to compare the classic dystopian nightmare against both the novel 1Q84, written by Haruki Murakami, and V for Vendetta, a graphic novel by Alan Moore.  Broken into twelve parts, each part of the BookTalk will focus on a chronologically new section of 1Q84 and V for Vendetta while considering the entire narrative of 1984.  See the BookTalkII main page for more details and links to all twelve parts. Spoiler Alert:  This part covers the first three chapters of Book 3 of V for Vendetta and chapters … Continue reading BookTalkII — Part 8 — Little Man

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BookTalkII — Part 7 — A Book Within A Book

Warning:  BookTalkII assumes an audience that has already read George Orwell’s 1984, and attempts to compare the classic dystopian nightmare against both the novel 1Q84, written by Haruki Murakami, and V for Vendetta, a graphic novel by Alan Moore.  Broken into twelve parts, each part of the BookTalk will focus on a chronologically new section of 1Q84 and V for Vendetta while considering the entire narrative of 1984.  See the BookTalkII main page for more details and links to all twelve parts. Spoiler Alert:  This part covers chapters 11-14 of Book Two of V for Vendetta and chapters 19-24 of … Continue reading BookTalkII — Part 7 — A Book Within A Book

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BookTalkII — Part 6 — In the Shadow

Warning:  BookTalkII assumes an audience that has already read George Orwell’s 1984, and attempts to compare the classic dystopian nightmare against both the novel 1Q84, written by Haruki Murakami, and V for Vendetta, a graphic novel by Alan Moore.  Broken into twelve parts, each part of the BookTalk will focus on a chronologically new section of 1Q84 and V for Vendetta while considering the entire narrative of 1984.  See the BookTalkII main page for more details and links to all twelve parts. Spoiler Alert:  This part covers chapters 7-10 of Book Two of V for Vendetta and chapters 13-18 of … Continue reading BookTalkII — Part 6 — In the Shadow

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BookTalkII — Part 5 — Understand It With an Explanation

Warning:  BookTalkII assumes an audience that has already read George Orwell’s 1984, and attempts to compare the classic dystopian nightmare against both the novel 1Q84, written by Haruki Murakami, and V for Vendetta, a graphic novel by Alan Moore.  Broken into twelve parts, each part of the BookTalk will focus on a chronologically new section of 1Q84 and V for Vendetta while considering the entire narrative of 1984.  See the BookTalkII main page for more details and links to all twelve parts. Spoiler Alert:  This part covers chapters 3-6 of Book Two of V for Vendetta and chapters 7-12 of … Continue reading BookTalkII — Part 5 — Understand It With an Explanation

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BookTalkII — Part 4 — Long Arms

Warning:  BookTalkII assumes an audience that has already read George Orwell’s 1984, and attempts to compare the classic dystopian nightmare against both the novel 1Q84, written by Haruki Murakami, and V for Vendetta, a graphic novel by Alan Moore.  Broken into twelve parts, each part of the BookTalk will focus on a chronologically new section of 1Q84 and V for Vendetta while considering the entire narrative of 1984.  See the BookTalkII main page for more details and links to all twelve parts. Spoiler Alert:  This part covers the first two chapters of Book Two of V for Vendetta and the … Continue reading BookTalkII — Part 4 — Long Arms

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