The theme of oppression by a higher power is constant throughout both Arthur Miller’s play, ‘The Crucible’ and Margaret Atwood’s fictional novel, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’.
A form of control in both works is imposed by the harsh power of religion and theology used as a tool for domination in both works. Scenarios of oppressed citizens reveal the devastating power of religion when it becomes a twisted form of control. Arthur Miller’s play parallels the repression of McCarthyism which became a witch-hunt in the late 1940s, a movement driven by fear of the threat of communism spreading throughout the US. The…
It’s no surprise that Star Wars music is one of the most recognised film music scores of all time, currently ranked third on The Guardian’s list of ‘The 50 greatest film soundtracks’.
From the heavy Imperial March Theme, instantaneously recognised with the best know villain of all time, Darth Vader, to the legato and light themes of ‘Across the Stars’ from the Prequel Era, Star Wars music was, and still is today, some of the best-written film music.
Regardless of your opinions on controversial films like The Phantom Menace, The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker, all fans of…
All across Australia, thousands of consumers have started to panic and purchase necessities, such as toilet paper and hand sanitiser due to the COVID-19 outbreak. While this panic shopping by consumers is unnecessary, there is one key aspect to blame people’s decision to bulk buy these items.
Terrence Malick’s 2005 film, ‘The New World’, retells the famous story of the settlement of Jamestown in Virginia.
This version of the story is reimagined with a more romanticised version of the settlement of Jamestown in the early 1600s is an amazing and is a true handcrafted technical feat of production which combines the entrancing views of the Virginia landscape, placing nature in the foreground of the story, and the dramatic romance between its main characters which develop as the story progresses.
While the title of this film could be interpreted as the beginning of a ‘new world’ for the…
A casual writer and fan of literature, medicine and music.