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Daily Archives: April 7, 2015

This technique has been used since the dawn of cinema to bring objects to life and manufacture magical worlds. Before the days of CGI, it was a primary way to produce special effects, in classics from King Kong, to Jason and the Argonauts, to Star Wars. It’s called stop-motion. It’s rumored that the legendary cinema pioneer Georges Melies accidentally discovered… Read more »

07 April 2015 | Features, Film Lists

The great German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche once glorified art to this level: “Art as the single superior counterforce against all will to negation of life, art as the anti-Christian, anti-Buddhist, anti-Nihilist par excellence.” Here are 15 films influenced by Nietzschean philosophical theories such as Master-Slave Morality, the Will to Power, Apollo vs Dionysus, the Übermensch, Ressentiment and Eternal Recurrence.  … Read more »

07 April 2015 | Features, Film Lists