Fashion Victim: The Modernization of Farce in Robert Altman’s Ready to Wear

Robert Altman has had his share of underrated and misunderstood films (A Prairie Home Companion had to be given some respect, however, considering it was his last movie). Ready to Wear a.k.a. Prêt-à-Porter is one of those distinctly Altman movies where you’re either in on the joke or you’re on …

Demented and Sad But Social: How John Bender Would Judge the 21st Century

If you’ve ever seen The Breakfast Club, you know that John Bender (played with loving attention to detail by Judd Nelson) hates just about everyone–no matter what social group they ascribe to. And his contempt for those vapid, popular “richies” in the 80s would only be magnified in the twenty-first …

The Surreal Life: Implementing Salvador Dalí into Your Everyday Existence

Taking the influence of the Renaissance masters to the next level, Salvador Dalí was one of the last great innovators of art. Most famous for his statement on the erosion of time, “The Persistence of Memory,” which Dalí completed in 1931, the eccentric painter was significant not just for his contribution to …