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Daily Archives: July 28, 2015

You can go as far as 1896, the year cinema was born, to find the first pieces of writing on film. Maxim Gorki wrote a beautiful text called “The Kingdom of Shadows” where he described some reactions to film still resonant to this day: “You are forgetting where you are. Strange imaginings invade your mind and your consciousness begins to… Read more »

28 July 2015 | Features, People Lists

The slasher subgenre was one of the most popular horror subgenres during the late 70s and throughout most of the 80s. The 80s slasher genre were mainly influenced by movies like Halloween, Black Christmas, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Black Christmas is often seen as one of the earliest examples of the slasher genre, as it came out in 1974…. Read more »

28 July 2015 | Features, Film Lists

This list is about exploring films that aim to push the boundaries of cinema. It serves as an introduction to the concept of visual narration in film.   15. Only God Forgives (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2013) Combine elements of the western and gangster genres and put them inside Bangkok, which looks like a city with a sci-fi background. Then, develop characters while unfolding… Read more »

28 July 2015 | Features, Film Lists