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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

‘Joker’ and the Mythology of Madness


Crisis, Church Reform, and the Lay Vocation

Francis X. Maier
 

A dozen or so years ago, a colleague gave me a little wooden plaque for my office. I’ve had it on my bookshelf ever since. On it are carved these words: “It is as bad as you think, and they are out to get you.” The colleague who gave it to me is a Capuchin […]

‘Joker’ and the Mythology of Madness

Sean Fitzpatrick
 

After Colin Clive uttered his mad crescendo of “It’s alive!” in the 1931 film Frankenstein, he screamed a line that censorship boards judged as blasphemous. So, a thunderclap was added to obscure him raving, “Now I know what it feels like to be God!” Shocking. What’s even more shocking is that there was such sensitivity […]

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