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Daily Archives: July 20, 2014

In Japanese cinema, the genre of jidaigeki refers to films set in a pre-20th Century period of Japanese history. A sub-genre of jidaigeki is the chambara–or sword fight–movie, a type that most often features samurai in various kinds of dramatic action, and in nearly every case showcasing displays of great swordsmanship and valor. The most legendary practitioner of the chambara… Read more »

20 July 2014 | Features, Film Lists

“Marlon had an expression, he’d say: Let’s go out and jiggle the molecules.” – Quincy Jones Throughout the history of art, there have arguably been only a handful of artists in any medium that reconfigured the way we perceive life and our place within it. Painters Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso famously challenged our sense of sight with Cubism. Jazz… Read more »

20 July 2014 | Features, Film Lists