Archive for tag: Joseph Conrad

The Duellists

29 January, 2013 (18:22) | by Richard T. Jameson, Film Reviews | By: Richard T. Jameson

[Originally published in Argus (Seattle), 1978] “The Duel” is one of the most mysterious stories Joseph Conrad ever wrote. Ostensibly based in fact, it recounts the bizarre involvement of two career officers in Napoleon’s Grande Armée who, in the first year of the Little Corporal’s reign, become adversaries in a private quarrel no other man—and […]

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VIFF 2011: Jungle Fever

8 October, 2011 (12:44) | by Kathleen Murphy, Film Festivals, Film Reviews | By: Kathleen Murphy

ALMAYER’S FOLLY After getting up early and driving for three hours, perhaps the first film you watch in the Vancouver International Film Festival should not be Chantal Akerman’s Almayer’s Folly, all two-plus hours of it. Akerman is not the liveliest of directors; her style is lengthy staring, to frame a scene and contemplate it with […]

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