This is a great clip. Martin Scorsese analyses Psycho. It is really worth watching.
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Senses of Cinema has an interesting page dedicated to Alfred Hitchcock and you will find it here. Have a look at this article The Sixties, the Thriller and the Judge which discusses the film Psycho in some depth and the author Richard Franklin feels that “what continues to elevate Hitchcock’s little black-and-white divertissement is the characterization of Norman Bates”.
This is so good! I know that many of you will find this video moving and thought-provoking.
In 2005, author David Foster Wallace was asked to give the commencement address to the 2005 graduating class of Kenyon College but his speech didn’t become widely known until three years later, after his death. The Glossary describes it as,”without a doubt, some of the best life advice we’ve ever come across, and perhaps the most simple and elegant explanation of the real value of education”. The Glossary made this video, built around an abridged version of the original audio recording, with the hopes that the core message of the speech could reach a wider audience who might not have otherwise been interested.
This is the second Suli Breaks poem Sam sent me.
The poem discusses what is the value of mainstream schooling? Why is it that some of the most high profile and successful figures within the Western world openly admit to never having completed any form of higher learning?
In the poem Suli pays homage to Jefferson Bethke’s “Why I Hate Religion but Love Jesus”, a piece that received 22 million views in the space of a week, and addresses a number of these issues in his offering “Why I Hate School, but Love Education”.
With scores of school leavers wanting to further their education with no guarantee of their dream job at the end of it, Suli believes we should ask ourselves whether qualifications still hold the same value now as they did in previous years?
Does success in the school system correlate to success in life? Or is the school system simply geared towards fact retention and regurgitation?
What is true education?