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Word of the Day — August 4, 2012

August 6, 2012 - Scott Viau
Manichean — MAN-eh-Kee-an — characterized by dualistic contrast, or a conflict between opposites

Example: "A.O Scott comments on director John Sayles' technique as found in 'Amigo': 'Sayles' best films undermine his Manichean soapbox tendencies by attending to gray areas and focusing on characters whose essential decency is challenged and complicated by circumstances.'"

 
 
 

 

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