History And The Sound Of Music

18 03 2015

I recently re-watched (for the gazillionth time) The Sound of Music with my two older sons. Apparently, I have been negligent in their cultural upbringing, because they had never seen it before (and both are well into their teens). However, my oldest son had questions about the historical context, and it got me thinking about the movie and the time in history it took place.

Warning: I not only may spoil the plot, I may spoil a cherished memory of a touching movie. If you read on, don’t blame me if I taint the story for you. You’ve been warned.

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Blade Runner, Deckard and Replicants

16 03 2015

I’m not going to go over the “is he/isn’t he” debate of Deckard being a replicant. But what I did want to explore is something that has bothered me for a while (since I first saw the movie in 1982, actually), but I think I have an answer for. It is the question from Deckard to Bryant, asking why replicants risk coming back to Earth.

Spoiler Alert: In this piece, I discuss important plot points that may give away elements of the story or the ending. Read at your own risk.

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