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  • Those nasty jokes at the Nurse's expense come out of Mercutio's carelessness and a fundamental cynicism that borders on nihlism.

    Lance Mannion:

  • Inglorious Basterds is a theatrical thrill ride, porn for cinephiles, nihlism celebrated on film.

    Inglourious Basterds Movie Review: Ambitious, Exciting, Awkward and…Soulful? | /Film

  • He was at least smart enough to understand that the loss of God and the sacred is a big problem, which is better than the typical nitwit we have now running around practicing nihlism without theabyss.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Putting Heidegger in the library’s grave of discarded lies

  • Despite propaganda to the contrary, there was inspiration beneath the nihlism.

    View from the Northern Border

  • One aspect of the novel that affected me more on this reading was the overall sense of nihlism.

    Archive 2005-10-01

  • I have honestly attempted the atheist mindset at times, but always find it unavoidably collapsing to nihlism (for ME).

    Planet Atheism

  • And Jason Cravat came through with a riff on The Wild Bunch and HenryFTP brought up Costa-Gavras 'Z, and they got me to thinking that it might be interesting to follow up a series on the politically and culturally optimistic Oscar winners of 1967 (even Bonnie and Clyde is mostly a cheerful film) with a look at the some late 60s-early 70s paranoia and nihlism, beginning with those three greats --- Chinatown, The Wild Bunch, and Z--- and including films like The Conversation, The Parallax View, Three Days of the Condor, MASH, and Network.

    Lance Mannion:

  • "some late 60s-early 70s paranoia and nihlism, beginning with those three greats --- Chinatown, The Wild Bunch, and Z--- and including films like The Conversation, The Parallax View, Three Days of the Condor, MASH, and Network."

    Programming note: It's Wednesday night, and that means it's...um...Wednesday night

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