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Daily Archives: August 27, 2014

Film genres can easily become double-edged swords for any filmmaker. Although specific genres help viewers identify the similar patterns and tropes of a director’s creation, some filmic categories contain certain viewer expectations, which can inhibit the screenwriter, the director, and—ultimately—the film. Below is a list of films in which directors were met with the struggle of twisting, subverting, deconstructing, or… Read more »

27 August 2014 | Features, Film Lists

There have been many filmmakers who have surrendered an important part of their body of work to the search of the human soul. Tarkovsky tried or actually found it through a trip to the past, to the childhood of his characters. Ozu looked for it on the small details of everyday life, tradition, and family. Herzog has been travelling to… Read more »

27 August 2014 | Features, Film Lists

Built in London in 1931 Ealing studios are perhaps most immediately associated with producing a string of cosy black and white comedies in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s. Many of the following films epitomise the comedic cheer the studio still remains best known for. However, Ealing films also harbour a darker more rebellious streak, echoing themes and socio-economic complexities… Read more »

27 August 2014 | Features, Film Lists