The cinema is often home to fantastic events and extraordinary tales. And though the conflicts in such movies are able to move audiences emotionally, there is an unavoidable disconnect between the content and the real world. For many viewers, L’Eclisse is a film that avoids that disconnect. Antonioni’s classic abides by what is feasible in the real world and as a result, allows audiences to absorb and empathize with the subject matter. In addition, the moral struggles presented in L’Eclisse are simple, realistic, and vague so that every viewer can connect with the film on some level. In L’Eclisse, the beautiful and well-to-do Vittoria is bored, surrounded by a culture of materialism, and lonely. And every aspect of the film, from the narrative to the mise-en-scene, emphasizes those themes.
From the subways of New York to the classrooms of Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC), tablet computers are appearing in every setting imaginable. Tablets have been available to consumers for almost a decade, but only recently have these portable touchscreen devices seen a massive surge in popularity. Although this sudden demand for tablets seems to have been fueled by a variety of factors, it wasn’t until the 2010 release of the Apple iPad that tablet computers really took off.
Like the iPhone, Apple’s iPad redefined the platform with its elegant design, iTunes compatibility, the App Store, and a simple, efficient interface. Since then, dozens of tablets have emerged that embrace the high standards set by the iPad. With such a saturated market, it can be difficult to identify the best product. So if you’re shopping around for a new tablet device, hopefully the following brief comparison of a few top models will shed some light on which device is right for you.