A movie is a window or a mirror? Windows open to the outside, mirrors, to the inside. Melancholia doesn’t seem to fit any alternative.
“The fact that you can pull out your smartphone and have food delivered to your door with zero effort is a problematic state of affairs.”
I liked this essay so much I’m not going to argue with it. I will, though, just simply point out that ordering anything to arrive at your door instantly is only effort free ( and hence…
A Guardian correction: “A comment piece about achievement and frailty in the lives of artistic greats mentioned Wagner’s reminder to his favourite Vienna chambermaid to wear purple knickers next time they met. A Wagner expert points out that the pants in question were pink.”