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CinemaDiscourse CinemaDiscourse.com publishes serious works of analysis that look at current and classic movies from a literary and mythological point of view.

Our website is always looking for submissions of serious reviews, articles, and proposals from fellow critics. Past reviews of mythology-based movies include 2001: A Space Odyssey, Jaws, Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Apocalypse Now, Alien, and Blade Runner. John David Eblert has read all of the books on the subject and with his partner John Lobell offers the most cultural literate movie reviews on the Web today.

Videodrome Scene by Scene is now out! http://www.amazon.com/Videodrome-Scene---Scene-David-Ebert/dp/1530202922/ref=sr_1_...
03/12/2016
Videodrome Scene-by-Scene

Videodrome Scene by Scene is now out! http://www.amazon.com/Videodrome-Scene---Scene-David-Ebert/dp/1530202922/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1457815125&sr=8-1&keywords=videodrome+scene+by+scene

In this new scene-by-scene breakdown of Videodrome, John David Ebert illuminates David Cronenberg's 1983 classic film utilizing ideas drawn from the fields of critical theory, comparative mythology and media studies. Borrowing concepts from such thinkers as Marshall McLuhan, Vilem Flusser and Jea...

My new book "Alien Scene-by-Scene" is now out and available on Create Space at: https://www.createspace.com/5721406
09/06/2015
"Alien Scene-by-Scene" by John David Ebert

My new book "Alien Scene-by-Scene" is now out and available on Create Space at: https://www.createspace.com/5721406

In this new book by cultural critic John David Ebert, the 1979 classic science fiction film Alien, directed by Ridley Scott, is analyzed in a scene-by-scene breakdown. Ebert introduces the concept of the "metaphysical vulva" as a counter concept to Lacan's "phallus" as the film's central hidden sign…

New review up from guest reviewer Brian Culkin, on Ex-Machina: http://cinemadiscourse.com/ex-machina/
04/22/2015
Ex-Machina - Cinema Discourse

New review up from guest reviewer Brian Culkin, on Ex-Machina: http://cinemadiscourse.com/ex-machina/

GUEST REVIEW: Ex-Machina by Brian Culkin Of all the thematic binarities Ex-Machina employs to develop its narrative–man vs machine, morality vs power, secrets vs transparency–it is the one never overtly spoken of that has the most profound effect. For in this binarity, the mise en scene of the enti…

I have a new blog essay "On the Crash  in the French Alps," for those interested: http://cultural-discourse.com/on-the-c...
03/30/2015
On the Crash in the French Alps - Cultural Discourse

I have a new blog essay "On the Crash in the French Alps," for those interested: http://cultural-discourse.com/on-the-crash-in-the-french-alps/

ANDREAS LUBITZ & THE CRASH IN THE FRENCH ALPS by John David Ebert The Crash Captain Patrick Sondenheimer had forgotten to relieve himself before take-off so, once the plane had reached cruising altitude at 38,000 feet, he turned the controls over to his co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, who had already told…

"How to Read the Poetry of Michael Aaron Kamins," by John David Ebert on cultural-discourse.com, for those interested:
03/29/2015

"How to Read the Poetry of Michael Aaron Kamins," by John David Ebert on cultural-discourse.com, for those interested:

I have a new book out on popular heroes, for those interested. Here is the link for those who wish to order a copy. Hope...
02/14/2015
"Gods & Heroes of the Media Age: From Captain Nemo to The X-Files" by John David Ebert

I have a new book out on popular heroes, for those interested. Here is the link for those who wish to order a copy. Hope you enjoy it! https://www.createspace.com/5301621

We are living in an age of rapidly evanescent media transformations. From radio and pulp fiction to cinema, comic books, paperback novels, television and the Internet, the twentieth century has arguably produced more media innovations than in the past five thousand years of recorded history. And whe…

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01/09/2015
Cultural Discourse - Cultural Issues and Commentary

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On the Charlie Hebdo Attacks in Paris January 8, 2015 By John David Ebert Leave a Comment On the Charlie Hebdo Terrorist Attacks a blog by John David Ebert On January 7, two gunmen apparently affiliated with Islamist extremism, stormed the offices of the weekly French satirical magazine Charlie Hebd…

Have a prosperous and entertaining 2015!
01/02/2015

Have a prosperous and entertaining 2015!

Have a wonderful weekend!
12/26/2014

Have a wonderful weekend!

Do you prefer to see a movie in a theatre or in your home?
12/15/2014

Do you prefer to see a movie in a theatre or in your home?

Feel free to submit articles and proposals for articles on current and classic movies from a literary and mythological p...
12/05/2014

Feel free to submit articles and proposals for articles on current and classic movies from a literary and mythological point of view.

LIKE if you speak our language!
11/14/2014

LIKE if you speak our language!

We are excited for holiday movies! Which are you looking most forward to?
11/07/2014

We are excited for holiday movies! Which are you looking most forward to?

Happy Halloween! What's your favorite horror film?
10/31/2014

Happy Halloween! What's your favorite horror film?

10/29/2014

Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour on Sunday, November 2nd, at 2 a.m. for Daylight Savings Time - and enjoy that extra hour of sleep!

10/24/2014

Besides ours, what is your movie review website of choice?

What are some of your hobbies, besides movie-watching?
10/17/2014

What are some of your hobbies, besides movie-watching?

Learn more about Cinema Discourse!http://cinemadiscourse.com/about-2/
10/14/2014
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// About Cinema Discourse // There are three main parts to this site: a journal, resources, and interactive forums. The Journal of Cinema Discourse The Journal publishes serious works of analysis that look at current and classic movies from a literary, and particularly a mythological point of view. We accept submissions. Feel free to submit …

What is your favorite blockbuster from this summer?
10/03/2014

What is your favorite blockbuster from this summer?

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10/03/2014
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For the ancients, the quickest route to the stars was death: all you had to do was suffer heroically after accomplishing some great deed and, like the twins Castor and Pollux (who became Gemini), the gods might consider placing you into the heavens as stars or clusters of stars called constellations. Thus, the various fates of Andromeda, or her mother Cassiopeia, or Perseus, or Orion after he was stung to death by a scorpion, all added up, over time, to the creation of a kind of cosmic map of the stars.

Happy Fall, Y'all! What are you looking forward to most about this season?
09/26/2014

Happy Fall, Y'all! What are you looking forward to most about this season?

What is your favorite black-and-white film?
09/19/2014

What is your favorite black-and-white film?

Check out our website for your newest cinema-viewing adventure!
09/12/2014

Check out our website for your newest cinema-viewing adventure!

We are proud to be your cinema geeks!
09/05/2014

We are proud to be your cinema geeks!

SHARE your answer!
08/29/2014

SHARE your answer!

I will be teaching a MOOC on "Understanding Contemporary Art" for Open Online Academy in New York. The class begins on S...
08/28/2014
Understanding Contemporary Art

I will be teaching a MOOC on "Understanding Contemporary Art" for Open Online Academy in New York. The class begins on Sept 29 and lasts for eight weeks. The course is FREE. It will contain approximately 60 lectures on various contemporary artists, such as Damien Hirst, Anish Kapoor, Francis Bacon, Joseph Beuys, James Turrell, Susan Rothenberg, Gerhard Richter and many others. Just enroll at the click of a button here, and start watching videos on September 29: http://www.ooed.org/learn/understanding-contemporary-art-fall-2014

Have you ever wanted to understand contemporary art, but weren’t sure how to go about it? Well, this course will give you the tools you need to understand ANY contemporary work of art, no matter...

LIKE if film does this for you!
08/22/2014

LIKE if film does this for you!

Did you catch these genre films?
08/19/2014
16 Great Genre Films of the Past 5 Years You Might Have Missed

Did you catch these genre films?

At this time more so than any other in film history, it is easy to be overwhelmed with film viewing choices. With the flood of new releases available to audiences in both cinemas and especially at home, it is now easier than ever for excellent horror, crime and suspense thriller films to slip through the cracks.

What's your favorite snack to munch on while at the movies?
08/15/2014

What's your favorite snack to munch on while at the movies?

Have you ever worked on a film set? We'd love to hear about your experience!
08/08/2014

Have you ever worked on a film set? We'd love to hear about your experience!

Check out our latest reviews!
08/05/2014
Current Movie Reviews Top Movie Ratings - Cinema Discourse

Check out our latest reviews!

With Frank Pavich's movie, Jodorowsky's Dune, about to open at Film Forum in New York, and the article in the New York Times Magazine of March 14 titled "The Psychomagical Realism of Alejandro Jodorowsky" discussing Jodorowsky's first new film in 23 years, The Dance of Reality, John Lobell decided to ask Griselda Steiner to revisit her review of Jodorowsky's 1970 cult classic, El Topo. But first a note on Jodorowsky's Dune from Wikipedia:

We are always looking for serious reviews - share with us!
08/01/2014

We are always looking for serious reviews - share with us!

Take us through your favorite movie, frame by frame!
07/25/2014

Take us through your favorite movie, frame by frame!

What is the most uplifting movie you've ever seen?
07/18/2014

What is the most uplifting movie you've ever seen?

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