Books and movies

Posted on Nov 28, 2023

A set of books and movies that have certain parallels I found interesting.

  1. Notes from Underground / Taxi Driver

    • Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Taxi Driver (1976) directed by Martin Scorsese

    Theme: Alienation

  2. Answer to Job / The Breakfast Club

    • Answer to Job by Carl Jung
    • The Breakfast Club (1985) directed John Hughes

    Theme: Becoming better

  3. I Am Ozzy / The Dirt

    • I Am Ozzy by Ozzy Osbourne
    • The Dirt (1999) directed by Jeff Tremaine

    Theme: Debauchery

  4. In Pursuit of Idleness / Office Space

    • In Praise of Idleness by Bertrand Russell
    • Office Space (1999) directed by Mike Judge

    Theme: Work/labour

  5. Capital Volume I / Society of the Spectacle

    • Capital, Volume I by Karl Marx
    • Society of the Spectacle , documentary by Guy Debord

    Theme: Modernity

  6. The Last Question / The Matrix

    • The Last Question by Isaac Asimov
    • The Matrix (1999) directed by the Wachowskis

    Theme: Nature of reality

  7. A Dark Song / The Book of Abramelin

    • The Book of Abramelin (a grimoire)
    • A Dark Song (2016) directed by Liam Gavin

    Theme: Rituals