Annie Hall

by Joseph A. Hazani June 12, 2014

  The apex of Woody Allen’s genius, Annie Hall swiftly, gently, harmoniously dusts over an existential question, like a pastry chef brushing filo dough with butter: why bother with human relationships?   While intersecting with the main thesis in the recent Her by Spike Jonze, the similarities end there. Annie Hall exposes the erraticism of intimacy, and how rare it is....

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Elegy

by Joseph A. Hazani May 31, 2014

There is a bit of a challenge to define and describe what narcissism is. But you know it when you see it.   Separating the term from the psychological or personality disorder, wherein insecure and self-doubting individuals exhibit narcissistic behavior to protect or hide behind a veneer of confidence, what exists is a modality of human life that concerns itself with nothing else beyond....

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12 years as a slave

by Joseph A. Hazani May 2, 2014

What is most immediately striking about 12 Years As a Slave is the night and day contrast of the treatment and approach of Africans between the North and the South. The Yankees seamlessly integrate them into their society, allowing them to prosper at their own talents, benefitting society at large. The Dixies, obviously, view them as more productive domesticated animals; high-functioning....

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My Written Works

On the Struggling Artist: An Essay

A philosophical....

On the Christian Business Ethic: An Essay

Analysis of the role that Christian morality has played in the development of commerce and....

On the Necessity of Color in the Fine Arts: An essay

A philosophical exploration of color and its use in Renaissance, abstract and modern fine....

Towards an Understanding of Jesus Christ: An Essay

Nietzsche had incredible disdain for Christianity being "Judaized Rome", of the slave morality of Judaism creeping up and....