It is sometimes amazing how timeless some stories can be. Take the main core elements and you can set that same basic structure in any setting, any time. Hollywood banks off of stories like these, as it allows for re-makes, homages, and straight up rip-offs. Sometimes though, the main core elements are so tied in […]Read more "VIRGIN TERRITORY: CASABLANCA 1942 dir. Michael Curtiz"
When we face difficult choices, human nature puts us into a fight or flight scenario. Either we deal with the adversity or we get away from it, any way necessary. Some people may feel that surviving either way is fine, but usually you have to mix it up to continue moving forward in a healthy […]Read more "VIRGIN TERRITORY: FIVE EASY PIECES 1970 dir. Bob Rafelson"
Cinema and literature has had a long love affair with revenge stories. Whether it is just an act of wish fulfillment or a deep seated thirst for justice, the public keeps coming back for them. Some tales put us on the side of the one getting vengeance, while others, we realize that the person exacting […]Read more "VIRGIN TERRITORY: THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES 1971 dir. Robert Fuest"
Throughout history, there has always been a large gap between the top echelon of society and those at the bottom dregs. Literature and cinema have done a great job of showcasing this both by comparison to utopian societies as well as by showing it against a dystopian society. While most of our human history hasn’t […]Read more "VIRGIN TERRITORY: METROPOLIS 1927 Dir. Fritz Lang"