the thundering of the machine

“It is not that people today are wicked or stupid; they are simply deaf. The thundering of the machine they have set in motion and which carries them toward the precipice is so loud that the far-off cries of those who have been excluded by the machine because they hold no ticket never reach the deafened ears of that joyous assemblage.”

(Pier Paolo Pasolini, “The End of a Post-War Era,” originally in La libertà d’Italia, 6 October 1950; p. 140 in Stories from the City of God: Sketches and Chronicles of Rome, 1950–1966, trans. Marina Harss.)

october 1–15 2013

Books

  • Don DeLillo, Falling Man
  • Dashiell Hammett, Red Harvest
  • Colette, The Cat, trans. Antonia White

Films

  • The Lady in the Lake, directed by Robert Montgomery
  • The Act of Killing, dir. Joshua Oppenheimer, Christine Cynn et al.
  • Murder, My Sweet, dir. Edward Dmytryk
  • Robinson Crusoe on Mars, dir. Byron Haskin
  • Kind Hearts and Coronets, dir. Robert Hamer

Exhibits

  • “Prateep Kochabua: Destiny to Imagination,” Bangkok MOCA