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Monthly Archives: July 2015

Have you ever been to a restaurant where you were given the wrong food and when you complained, the waiter just gave you some advice? Well, I have. I know it sounds bad, but when it comes to art, it may very well be the best thing. Think about it. A waiter looking at you with patience and understanding, saying:… Read more »

05 July 2015 | Features, Film Lists

This is the second part of our National Film Registry list. If if you haven’t read the first part yet, please check it out here. For those who have enjoyed the first part, here are 13 more great movies you should cherish.   14. The Conversation (1974) 1974 was a great year for writer-director Francis Coppola, mainly thanks to his… Read more »

04 July 2015 | Features, Film Lists

Many films based on true stories often alter small details of fact, in order to make for a better cinematic interpretation. Lesser common, however, are films that deliberately change major historical events of which the public knows well. Instead of slightly changing the history to meet a more compelling story, these bold movies use the significant departure from well known… Read more »

03 July 2015 | Features, Film Lists

In common belief, the only job of a Director of Photography is to shoot accurately whatever happens in front of the camera. That is an unfair assumption. One of the main figures in a production―and not just for technical knowledge―the DP usually works with the director in order to transform all nonverbal components of a narrative into visual elements. That,… Read more »

03 July 2015 | Features, People Lists

For every movie that is critically or commercially successful there are often times those movies that are left out of the public’s viewing. For every Avatar or The Avengers that make billions of dollars there are often those movies that, while critically successful, often times do not make that much at the box office; sometimes they don’t even do well… Read more »

02 July 2015 | Features, Film Lists

Aspiring filmmakers attend film school where they become proficient with their craft. It is also important for students in these schools to study the history of cinema so that one can understand their horizon of the possibilities of the art and through this, become one of the greats.   1. A Trip to the Moon (Dir. Georges Méliès, 1902) At… Read more »

02 July 2015 | Features, Film Lists

The Sundance Film Festival has become a starting ground for some of the best films of the year. Some of these films are awarded with the top prize for a dramatic film, The Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic. There have been some really successful and critically lauded films that have won this award. However, not every winner has been a masterpiece… Read more »

01 July 2015 | Features, Film Lists

This list comprises 30 iconic samples of controversial cinema from the 20th and 21st century to our days. Most of the movies listed here are selected for their controversial or cinematographic relevance far beyond their release time. Most of them can also serve as a guide of the development, refreshment and nature of cinematic controversy in history.   30. Reservoir Dogs… Read more »

01 July 2015 | Features, Film Lists

The filmmakers mentioned in this list are not the only ones to use sound in an inventive way, but they are most high on virtually any list about narrative use of sound in cinema, which is one of the most important tasks of a cinematic work’s acoustic potential. Sound doesn’t have to be a secondary element used only to complete… Read more »

01 July 2015 | Features, Film Lists

Greatest changes to a society come after wars. In all honesty, wars themselves are rarely cause for change, serving merely as a catalyst for it, by shaking the society’s structure to its core and weakening it, making it susceptible to the impending forces. Did the British society really change after the Second World War? The upper classes would certainly say… Read more »

01 July 2015 | Features, Film Lists