"It seemed he was just determined to go his own way, rather pigheadedly
, so I'm pleased that he has been slapped down and we have time to sort out any reforms properly."
A week or so ago, I was more confident about "Django Unchained." While I still believe the film and at least one actor (not the one you think) will receive an Oscar nod, its elevated level of violence has placed it in the center of the gun-control debate and its director, Quentin Tarantino, has pigheadedly
fanned the flames of this argument.
(The third, sixth, and ninth elements also behave pigheadedly
by coming back to their initial positions at regular intervals.) What Perec did was to cobble together a pseudo-quenina, which he called a decina, and which, though it alters the rules of permutation, does exactly what he wants it to do in sets of ten.
But as ever in situations like this they confused "doing something decisively" with "doing something pigheadedly
involuted stages in the development of his productions, in