ⓘ Category:Topics in the arts

Confidence tricks in film and television

Trouble in Paradise 1932 – directed by Ernst Lubitsch; the main character, Gaston Monescu Herbert Marshall, is a con artist. Blonde Crazy 1931 – directed by Roy Del Ruth; the main character, Bert Harris James Cagney, is a con artist. The Phantom President 1932 – directed by Norman Taurog; the main character, Doc Varney George M. Cohan, is a con artist. Lord Jeff 1938 – directed by Sam Wood. Steamboat Round the Bend 1935 – directed by John Ford.

Jealousy in art

Literary works use a variety of devices to explore its possibilities and reveal its wider implications. Most famously, perhaps, Schahriars destructive jealousy in One Thousand and One Nights is what precipitates Scheherazades creative outpouring of stories. In Ariosto’s Orlando furioso 1516 jealousy leads to such a distortion of the world that the sufferer is driven to madness. Shakespeares later play, the Winters tale 1613 is predominately about the jealousy felt by Leontes and his supposed adulterous wife. E. T. A. Hoffmann’s Princess Brambilla 1821 is more concerned with the interplay b ...