Their finest

Wed 02 September 2020

(my comments on the review of “Their Finest” by Susan Wloszczyna)

I really wanted to like this film, it started nicely, and generally I like it, but then there are points which just don’t make sense at all. It is even worse when whole film is about scriptwriting.

  • Catrin periodically coming to her home just asked for the last visit make her finding her man, Ellis, dead under the rubble. If the authors wanted to make him unfaithful, I could imagine that dialogue with air-warden much better. Super embarrassed warden explains to Catrin that they found Ellis naked with a woman in bed (having sex is as good reason as any not to go to the bomb shelter), “we thought it was you, but apparently … it wasn’t.” The film can follow without any change … angry Catrin leaves and throws away her ring to the dustbin.
  • Czech writer Karel Čapek once wrote an essay about when reading a story he has always trouble to decide whether the death in the film is rising from the internal necessity of the plot, or whether the author just didn’t know what to do. I am really afraid that the Tom’s death is from the second category, mortem ex machina. The author wanted tear-jerking finale, so he just got rid of the main lover. And of course, if Tom should be got rid off, then a thousand-ponder would work much better, than random stage piece.

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O literárních stylech biblických knih aneb Job

Sat 18 July 2020

(kázání, silně krácené pronesené ve sboru ČCE Praha-Braník, 26. července 2020)

Textem dnešního kázání je v podstatě celá kniha Job a větší část Starého zákona, ale abych měl alespoň nějaký konkrétní text před kázáním, vybral jsem Job 42:1-6:

Job na to Hospodinu řekl: // „Uznávám, že jsi všemocný a že …

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On bashing

Fri 24 April 2020

Bashing and similar are not the cause of poor quality of their stories, but they are just a symptom of the author being lead by the poor design of his story into areas, which would be impossible to resolve or it would be too difficult, so bashing is then just …

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To přece ví každé malé dítě

Mon 22 April 2019

Někde v nějaké diskusi jsem zmínil, že přece každé malé dítě ví, co je Geiger a tak jsem neodolal a přepíšu sem příslušnou úvahu Karla Čapka (ze sbírky novinových sloupků „V zajetí slov“, Svoboda, Praha, 1969, str. 135):

To přece ví každé malé dítě. To mi řekl jeden automobilista, když …

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