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The movie was actually a fail both technically and in the essence. We will try to explain why such awaited and promising movie has fallen on its face so miserably. And provide perspective on the cultural product from class point of view.

Content

  • Technical fail: lazy script writing — and why it is so (and not only with the Alien)
  • Conceptual fail: comparative class vivisection — what was the message?
    • Alien (1979) — one of the best movies in Sci-Fi genre (Sci-Fi classic)
    • Alien: Covenant (2017) — the weak and pretentious imitation

If you dare and do not fear to be indoctrinated by my personal Dark Side, my young comrades, be my guests and feel free to read more: http://classwar.su/blog/2018/01/20/alien-covenant-2017-exhausted-by-androids/

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Printed source in Russian: Сталин И.В. Об основах ленинизма / Вопросы ленинизма: изд. 11-е. — М.: Государственное издание политической литературы, 1952. — 652 с. — С. 1-80. — Отрывок (с. 78-80).

Stalin J.V. Foundations of Leninism / Works. Volume 6, pages 71-196. — Foreign Languages Publishing House, Moscow: 1953. — Excerpt.

The full dark side story you can find here (if you dare): https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/stalin/works/1924/foundations-leninism/ch09.htm

IX. Style in work

I am not referring to literary style. What I have in mind is style in work, that specific and peculiar feature in the practice of Leninism which creates the special type of Leninist worker. Leninism is a school of theory and practice which trains a special type of Party and state worker, creates a special Leninist style in work.

What are the characteristic features of this style? What are its peculiarities?

It has two specific features :

a) Russian revolutionary sweep and

b) American efficiency.

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Ex Machina (2015)

Ex Machina (2015)

The way the society sees its own future (typical view) says much about the society. Western tradition depicts own and our joint future almost exceptionally in dark shades («I’ve seen the future, brother. It is murder»). A text — is a material for psychoanalysis, a fiction as a form of art — especially. Read the rest of this entry »

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