culture, interesting stuff, literary critique, video

[YT] “Robin Hood, King Arthur, and Hollywood’s Problem with Public Domain Properties” (Willems)

https://youtu.be/tdR_GU3Hi9U A challenging YouTube commentary! I would also add that both of these myths/legends - King Arthur and Robin Hood - evoke a joyful masculinity, which was lost after the World Wars. Not only did the ideals of honour and chivalry die but also the blind belief in the ability of man (both figuratively and… Continue reading [YT] “Robin Hood, King Arthur, and Hollywood’s Problem with Public Domain Properties” (Willems)

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literary critique, nonfiction

[posting] Sherlock: Idealization of the Detective Machine

Around twelve or thirteen I became obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, and after seeing a Basil Rathbone feature, I fell in love. Sherlock Holmes has been the ultimate word in intelligence since the first tales came out in The Strand Magazine. As England underwent a rapid change during the 18th century, people began to become more… Continue reading [posting] Sherlock: Idealization of the Detective Machine