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When explaining why he dropped out of film school, Paul Thomas Anderson said “My film making education consisted of finding out what filmmakers I liked were watching, then seeing those films. I learned the technical stuff from books and mags…Film school is a complete con, because the information is out there if you want it.” Whatever one’s motivation, the joy… Read more »

13 May 2015 | Features, Film Lists

Bearing in mind that documentary cinema represents events established as indexically real, it is comprehensible that this filmic form is permanently seen as ethically charged and deeply provocative. Death, as the ultimate void hampering our innate believe in immortality, seems to produce a cinematic contradiction. On the one hand, we are confronted by an overrepresentation of death and dying within… Read more »

13 May 2015 | Features, Film Lists

Voice-over narration is a technique commonly used in film, theatre or television productions in which a voice, that is generally non-diegetic, occurs in the course of a work’s narrative. Usually uttered by a character from within the work, voice-over typically aims to elucidate a story’s development and mise-en-scène, thus creating elements of structure and continuity. It can be used as… Read more »

13 May 2015 | Features, Film Lists

Red is probably the most charged of all primary colours. Reminiscent of roses, blood and fire and emblematic of love, passion and lust, colour red accompanies all of these things and situations in life that are intense, beautiful or mysterious. It is as known, as it is intelligible, that all colours function in a way that provokes human psychological responses…. Read more »

13 May 2015 | Features, Film Lists