Notes on “An Accumulation of Erotic Exercise”

Still from “An Accumulation of Erotic Exercise”.

As the relentless fusillades of what historian, Daniel J. Boorstin termed the “pseudo-event” of contemporary political life in the United States persist, Don Siegel’s 1964 adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s short story, “The Killers” expresses a fleeting yet punctuated gesture that proposes a speculative node, or unlock’s a hyperstitional possibility where former U.S. president, Ronald Reagan never becomes the 40th U.S. president at all. Instead, Reagan is ruptured from his historical momentum and entrapped within a recursive coil of perpetual shame…

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