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 Post subject: Re: Hidden References
PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:19 pm 
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I. stephen's death scene: a numinous white fills the cleft of the open door, this mirrors the ending of The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket
II. Penelope showing Bloom pinhole camera picture board scene: Penelope says her pictures are "not a reproduction" and a drawing of a tall ship is visible on the board behind her, this alludes to Rene Magritte's Not to be Reproduced, that includes both a copy and accurate reflection of Pym.
III. Mimesis is the great running conceit of film e.g., Stephen and Bang Bang pantomime her name at the wrap party, Bloom repeats, and for the pièce de résistance, the terrace wall street art, in the following scene.


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 Post subject: Re: Hidden References
PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:53 am 
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The "bang" of the door is one of my favorite moments in the film. Welcome, Severosorrete! As far as I know, you're the first to bring up the Pym and Magritte comparisons. Good eye!

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 Post subject: Re: Hidden References
PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:19 am 
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A long time since anyone posted in this thread, but I'm procrastinating.

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I'm thinking about how the/a golem adds to or fits in with the plot/symbolism.....still working on it, though.

Is Bloom not the golem, with Stephen as the rabbi? Correct me if I'm wrong, but the golem is built and then animated by placing a magical scroll (or perhaps "holy" would be more accurate). Bloom is a hollow servant to Stephen, and is given his character and action by Stephen's cons (which are very much "written").


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