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Roger Collins’ Words of Wisdom II

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Roger Collins’ Words of Wisdom I

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Which Film am I? IX

Dating back to 1978, I’m an iconic slasher movie with a strict adherence to conservative values. I’ve got an antagonist who’s hysterically ambivalent about sex. On one hand, there’s nothing he likes more than walking in on post-coital women. On the … Continue reading

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Which Film am I? V

Made in 1985 – six years after my iconic template – I’m the poor man’s Alien. But there’s more to me than kick-ass heroines & drooling monsters. I also copied Alien‘s love of Freudian imagery. I’ve got a naked, bleeding temptress; a corpse … Continue reading

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Which Film am I? VIII

Kudos to the actor who can carry an entire film with nothing but his mouth. Especially when all he does is frown. Why didn’t he win an Oscar for that? … Oh, probably because Hugo Weaving went one better in … Continue reading

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Kink & the Media

What’s with the irresponsible conflation of abuse & neurosis and BDSM play between consenting adults? Why are women who enjoy sex immediately branded dysfunctional? And is it just me, or is the media’s interest in sex addiction a classic case … Continue reading

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No Rest for the Weary

“When you are successful, the hardest thing is maintaining that level of success, so you work harder to maintain what you have achieved.” ~ Victoria Beckham “The only danger now is that I work too hard.” After a pause he … Continue reading

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Which Film am I? VII

My protagonist is nothing less than a Jesus-figure, first appearing on television in 1966. Despite being made in 1979, I hearken back to a golden era of solid, family values. At the end of the day, even the greatest mysteries … Continue reading

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Which Film am I? VI

Thematically, I cover all the big issues: * forced labour & illegal immigration * mental illness resulting in family violence * the inter-generational abandonment of children * death & major psychological trauma But since none of this is quite harrowing … Continue reading

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Which Film am I? IV

Subverting the wild west genre, I reposition white Americans as the ones being colonised. In this revisionist light, the whites redeem themselves by uniting with the natives against a common enemy — here’s to warm-&-fuzzy interracial healing! Meanwhile, traditional gender … Continue reading

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