Arts: Film Essays & Term Papers

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Body of Lies 1 Body of Lies 2 Just before the action begins in the movie “Body of Lies,” four lines taken from W.H. Auden’s poem “September 1, 1939”flashed in the movie screen: “I and the public know What all the schoolchildren learn, Those to whom evil is done Do evil in return.” W.H. Auden, September 1, 1939, 1939. After September 11, 2001, Auden’s poem about the Nazi hostility which responds to the Treaty of Versailles, re-surfaced. Ridley Scott

Finding a definition, or a set of categorisations for avant-garde or experimental cinema and its various movements is problematic and the labelling of such filmmaking is widely contested. Terms such as ’avant-garde’, ’experimental’, ’underground’, ’expanded’ and ‘independent’ cinema are difficult to clarify as they often overlap each other, different cinemas (including the mainstream) may borrow styles from each other, one film may fit into more than one category and the pla