But whereas Daniel Plainview in the earlier film was a vector of pure, demonic ambition, Reynolds Woodcock bemusedly
discovers himself to be one leg of a complicated emotional triangle.
So, however valuable the historical correctives to national myth, I want to suggest that we are not quite free to treat 1776 in this way--to contextualize it away as "foreign" to our present or to be bemusedly
ironic about it--precisely because we live still in the same political community--the nation--that was created in 1776 and the historical narratives we tell about it are and continue to be constitutive of that political community.
After the anonymous motorcycle gang tears up the church and Martin is killed in a traffic accident, the shaken George, bemusedly
searching for where he keeps sugar, suddenly seems to see "part of the wall painting in the church.
The unconverted will remain bemusedly
in their camp, though all should agree that the eponymous pooch is now an uncontested winner in the "most lovable Todd Solondz character" sweepstakes.
This well-meaning drama (at least, I assume it's well-meaning) tells the tale of Einar Wegener, a real-life transgender pioneer who transitioned into a woman named Lili Elbe in the 1920s -- but the film has its work cut out, trying to bridge the chasm between, on the one hand, those whose only contact with transgender issues has been staring bemusedly
at Caitlyn Jenner in Vanity Fair and, on the other, a vocal trans community who don't even see this as the story of a man who becomes a woman (it's the story of a woman who sheds her fake existence in a man's body).
62) expresses this when describing bemusedly
his reaction to his hands on the piano taking one course of action and his mind another.
Carrie Snyder and Heather Birrell write bemusedly
about the balancing act between writing and child-rearing.
The fight escalates in intensity, and the two fighters ultimately start rolling around on the ground together until the two cornermen bemusedly
dump their buckets of water over the two boys, ending both the fight and the film.
He is a boyish 44, with short, greying hair, a soft, light tenor voice, and an impish manner that looks ironically and bemusedly
at his life and the classical music world he inhabits.
There these ordinary Pinoys were, eagerly holding out their hands to be shaken by the visiting American leader, even as their own boss P-Noy stood off to one side, smiling bemusedly
at this display of Filipino hospitality and friendliness.
Posting pictures on interactive sites is shorthand for communication, presumably more meaningful to those who do it than those who stand outside the circle bemusedly
And while those who did not venture to the sales can bemusedly
look on at the pictures of frenzied shoppers, there should be no quick judgements made.