Linda Stirling Unmasked: The Black Whip

: Dragged from her chariot by a mob of fanatical vigilante Christian monks, the revered astronomer was stripped naked, skinned to her bones with sharp oyster shells, stoned and burned alive as possibly the first executed witch in history. A kind of purge that was apparently big business back then.



Twilight: DVD..... Supremely enjoyable but............

Directed by: Catherine Hardwicke
Written by: Melissa Rosenberg, based on the book by Stephanie Meyers
With: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Peter Facinelli.

Twilight is the perfect teenage coming of age film
a date flick that informs on how to relate to temptation, to love,
to those who see you as different, not fitting in.......

this is a film that honors yet separates the teenager from his/her parents
this is a film so beautiful in scenery, photography It is splended, breathtaking
this is a film where the shining knight on a white horse goes beyond the superman of yesteryear
to the vampire, who want your blood, not your body, but learns self control for the good of persevering his love ideal, the girl with a heart and adult intelligence way beyond her years.

this is a film that pits bad guys against good guys(no guns used in combat) that flies you into the air, defying gravity to show your superiority amidst us, the limited mortals.
The chase scene replicates the video car scenes upon which many a teenager today has spent the better part of their free time and Google is prominent in helping to understand the world.

this is a film that couldn't absorb more of what parents want for their children.
Children love it, adults love it. It is done with such care and understanding.

the only problem is, what world are they addressing. Is it the ideal film for the world before the economy turned sour and kind/helper big brother loomed large in our imagination or is it a relic of the past projected into a future that is no more.

In either case,it is supremely entertaining nostalgic or not.


WBAI Women Collective

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