Tag Archives: Greek Tragedy

294. Ida

In ancient Greece, all violence took place off stage. How can filmmakers show the violence of the Holocaust without exploiting the memory of the victims?

263. Cyrano de Bergerac

Why did Edmond Rostand base his play on a real-life historical figure, only to turn his writing talent into a tragedy?

138. Network

When Paddy Chayefsky set out to write Network, his aim was to satirise the medium that had given him his start. What he gave cinema was a tragic opera.


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