Category: Survival

Big Shot: Desk Set

 Desk Set is an outstanding example golden age Hollywood’s classic comedies. With the dependable pairing of Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy, quick-witted dialog, and a plethora of tightly-plotted absurdities, there’s nothing not to like. It’s a sugar-coated method to skewer two seemingly unstoppable forces: the march of technology and the patriarchy. With a premise...

Big Shot: The Edge

 The Edge takes a page directly from the wilderness yarns of Jack London, and is very self-conscious about it. Majestic geography, bone-chilling isolation, fearsome wildlife; the beauty and terror of nature and man’s quest to conquer all are at the forefront. There’s even a sequence showing the struggle to light a fire under the...