Summary: Pop's great miserabilist
gets a biopic, Scarlett Johansson has stripper trouble and Charlize Theron explodes into ultraviolence
What starts as a meta-critical piece--exploring miserabilist
critical attitudes to emotion--shifts into fascinatingly tight focus on the resonant language of 'hap and happiness', again showing how what may be thought of as a private emotion 'is also deeply political', being 'a state which cannot occur in a society based upon mutual antagonism and economic competition' (163).
Cameos plucked from the herd pretty much to a man and woman are dour and severe, contributing to what essentially constitutes a miserabilist
picture of rural life more reminiscent of George Douglas Brown's The House with the Green Shutters than of Grassic Gibbon's realism, with his psychological probing and his bracing moral ambivalences.
Instead, he is something of a miserabilist
-- or realist, depending on your viewpoint -- for whom Cappadocia could never be the sunny tourist playground of the brochures and no more.
Ah, there's a hint of the pessimism, or possibly realism, that's endeared the miserabilist
stand-up to both audiences and TV bosses.
Good intentions and some effective elements are ultimately outweighed by an overloaded miserabilist
narrative agenda in "Between 2 Fires," the first fiction feature from documentarian Agnieszka Lukasiak.
But, unlike so many songs by the Mancunian miserabilist
, this tale has a happy ending.
Engineers probably associate him most closely with James Watt, the miserabilist
Scot who made steam engines practical but who needed someone with the drive of Boulton to actually produce the things.
Analysis of the accelerated advancement of so many working-class communist activists, in the USSR as well as in other communist parties, cannot be confined to a (legitimist, miserabilist
and ethnocentric) denunciation of their 'lack of culture'.
An ex-member of miserabilist
indie band Arab Strap, Middleton is as short as 8-1 to claim the spoils with his song We're All Going To Die.
Philip Larkin, that famous poetic miserabilist
, once declared 'What will survive of us is love'.
The other major strand of recent Chinese cinema is one which I will label (in an effort to emphasise the contrast with the period spectacle film) the contemporary miserabilist