What’s in a name?

Full disclosure - this post was inspired by a film that I haven't yet watched. I'm sure that  when I do finally see Asif Kapadia's biographical documentary   (2015), I will find that it lives up to the hype.  After all, his careful dissection of Ayrton Senna beautifully wove together fragments of a career to build … Continue reading What’s in a name?

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Why Real Lives on Screen?

"The unexamined life is not worth living." If Socrates is right about this (and far be it for me to disagree with him), he has provided the greatest possible justification for the art of biography. Biography, of course, is all about the examination of lives.  It is the art of stitching together the facts of … Continue reading Why Real Lives on Screen?