Crime and Punishment

Synopsis: A man who is haunted by a murder he has committed
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Joseph Sargent
Production: Trimark
  1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
6.2
PG-13
Year:
1998
120 min
25 Views

l don't recall requesting

the pleasure of your company.

-Rag?

-Brush.

You know, after van Gogh

chopped off his own ear...

...there was a rash of copycat

mutilations amongst his students.

Your point being?

My point being that

the whole world reveres the artists...

...envies their talent,

wants to be just like them.

That's what l'm doing. l'm hoping

some of your genius will rub off.

-You got kicked out of your house again.

-Not exactly.

lt's more like they're filming a Lifetime

Original Movie in my living room.

And which one of the Witter sisters...

...is in complete distress right now?

That would be numero uno.

Left the sergeant major

for conduct unbecoming...

...fled back to the home front and

brought along my screaming nieces.

So l finally get my own room and

you have been exiled to Sofa City.

-Ouch.

-My sentiments exactly.

So....

So, what do you think?

Oh, is it done?

Yes, it's done.

l thought that Principal Green had

commissioned you guys to do murals...

-...exemplifying school spirit and unity.

-He did.

Well, no offence,

but this looks like something...

...you'd find tattooed on

Kwai Chang Caine's forehead.

-You don't like it.

-l didn't say l don't like it.

l'm pretty sure the rest

of the murals...

...will probably be more

traditional, but--

Like football players and lighthouses?

And what do they say about

the high-school experience?

Jo, this is the U.S. of A.

When we have art in public places,

we want it to be as subtle as Godzilla.

Yeah, but don't you think

that art can have this power?

l mean, it can bring people together.

Oh, yeah, absolutely.

ln museums,

the thinking man's pickup joint.

You know, that's what l like

about you, Pacey.

You just go so deep.

Thanks.

No peeking.

-What, l don't get a preview?

-No.

Why not? Pacey did.

Dawson, the unveiling is

a crucial part to any new work...

...and l want you to have

the complete experience.

-He didn't tell you what it is, did he?

-No.

He didn't, but he said it was great.

That means a lot, coming from

the most discriminating critic.

Hey, well, he knows what he likes.

Dawson, Pacey's prized possession is

a black velvet painting of baby Elvis.

So how's your speech coming?

l don't know why l have

to even say anything.

An artist is supposed to

let her work speak for itself.

But when PTAs and the school board

let you paint something in the hallway...

...they expect a

little pointless ceremony in return.

-So are you gonna be there?

-Of course.

-l mean, if you want me to.

-Yeah.

-l want you to.

-Okay.

And whatever you think,

be honest with me, you know.

-Even if you hate it.

-Even if l ha--?

What makes you think

l'm gonna hate it?

Nothing.

lt's just....

Stepping out from behind the curtain?

l can understand that.

lt can be terrifying.

Up there in the lights

in front of all those people.

-Being judged.

-lt's even more than that. l mean...

...l feel like l'm declaring

myself for the first time...

...what l really think about this place.

And with everyone staring at it...

...it's gonna be like they're all

looking right into my soul.

Give me a break. lt was a joke.

There's nothing funny

about cheating, Matt.

Principal Green, members

of the disciplinary committee...

...l admit it.

l didn't know

the answer on the quiz.

So l did what any self-respecting kid

would do in a cellular age, you know?

l whipped out my StarTAC,

l dialled home...

...and l asked my mom, '' How many

justices sit on the Supreme Court?''

You know, call me crazy.

You know, even Mr. Higgins laughed.

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Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (English: ; Russian: Фёдор Михайлович Достоевский, tr. Fyódor Mikháylovich Dostoyévskiy, IPA: [ˈfʲɵdər mʲɪˈxajləvʲɪtɕ dəstɐˈjɛfskʲɪj] ( listen); 11 November 1821 – 9 February 1881), sometimes transliterated Dostoyevsky, was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist and philosopher. Dostoevsky's literary works explore human psychology in the troubled political, social, and spiritual atmospheres of 19th-century Russia, and engage with a variety of realistic philosophical and religious themes. He began writing in his 20s, and his first novel, Poor Folk, was published in 1846 when he was 25. His most acclaimed works include Crime and Punishment (1866), The Idiot (1869), Demons (1872) and The Brothers Karamazov (1880). Dostoevsky's oeuvre consists of 11 novels, three novellas, 17 short stories and numerous other works. Many literary critics rate him as one of the greatest psychologists in world literature. His 1864 novella Notes from Underground is considered to be one of the first works of existentialist literature. Born in Moscow in 1821, Dostoevsky was introduced to literature at an early age through fairy tales and legends, and through books by Russian and foreign authors. His mother died in 1837 when he was 15, and around the same time, he left school to enter the Nikolayev Military Engineering Institute. After graduating, he worked as an engineer and briefly enjoyed a lavish lifestyle, translating books to earn extra money. In the mid-1840s he wrote his first novel, Poor Folk, which gained him entry into St. Petersburg's literary circles. Arrested in 1849 for belonging to a literary group that discussed banned books critical of "Tsarist Russia", he was sentenced to death but the sentence was commuted at the last moment. He spent four years in a Siberian prison camp, followed by six years of compulsory military service in exile. In the following years, Dostoevsky worked as a journalist, publishing and editing several magazines of his own and later A Writer's Diary, a collection of his writings. He began to travel around western Europe and developed a gambling addiction, which led to financial hardship. For a time, he had to beg for money, but he eventually became one of the most widely read and highly regarded Russian writers. His books have been translated into more than 170 languages. Dostoevsky was influenced by a wide variety of philosophers and authors including Pushkin, Gogol, Augustine, Shakespeare, Dickens, Balzac, Lermontov, Hugo, Poe, Plato, Cervantes, Herzen, Kant, Belinsky, Hegel, Schiller, Solovyov, Bakunin, Sand, Hoffmann, and Mickiewicz. His writings were widely read both within and beyond his native Russia and influenced an equally great number of later writers including Russians like Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and Anton Chekhov as well as philosophers such as Friedrich Nietzsche and Jean-Paul Sartre. more…

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