". . . But the past does not exist independently from the present. Indeed, the past is only past because there is a present, just as I can point to something over there only because I am here. But nothing is inherently over there or here. In that sense, the past has no content. The past -- or more accurately, pastness -- is a position. Thus, in no way can we identify the past as past." p. 15

". . . But we may want to keep in mind that deeds and words are not as distinguishable as often we presume. History does not belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it into their own hands." p. 153

Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995) by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Fargo (the film) - Breaking Bad

A question: would there have been a Breaking Bad without the Coen Bros. Fargo?

Is the total sad sack, Jerry Lundgarde, who remains a loser

the father of the total sad sack Walter White, who become a king of crime in a sad sack turn-around?

Yah, one is set on blizzard-swept northern prairie and the other in the southwest desert, both equally filled with bleak desperation for many.

Personally, I gave up on Breaking Bad early on, disliking it very much. However, I kept watching the film, Fargo, and now the television series, because there is nothing I know as deeply in my dna as this:

or this:

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