Tag: richard wagner

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It turns out that I have some fans of Wagner among the readers of my posts, and I had some interest in my last post about Das Rheingold. In that post, I teased something about Die Walkure, and I thought I ought to follow through here. This is mostly about my opinions regarding augenmusik, but […]

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A digression: It is a point of some sadness to me that I cannot read Latin or Greek, but I can read a music score, a pleasure that should be available to all and unfortunately isn’t. My inner ear is not good enough to hear a score at sight, but I can follow along with […]

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ACF #2 ALIEN: Covenant

 

Here, folks, another week, another podcast. This week we’re discussing Alien: Covenant. Ridley Scott wants to make the lowbrow genre of the blockbuster into a middlebrow work by adding a lot of highbrow art. I’m all for it! So my friend and I are discussing the two important conversations in the movie, in the beginning and in the center, in relation to the works of art on display and their role in revealing character and discerning intentions.

At the same time, we’re talking about the meaning of horror as a genre and the moral logic it obeys. Listen to the end for some shocking remarks about 19th-century British horror stories and the book of Genesis! At the same time, we’re continuing our elaboration of the conflict between life and science — this is Ridley Scott working in his Lovecraft-ian mode. And there’s more! Take a listen, and please share!