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Daily Archives: December 1, 2015

“We live, as we dream—alone” – Joseph Conrad Although many see existentialism confined to the literary world, in reality it creeps into the dark latitudes of the cinematic sphere. Horror as a genre and existentialism as a philosophy actually share something in common. Both attempt to elicit a negative emotional response: what Jean Paul-Sartre described as “nausea”. But what exactly… Read more »

01 December 2015 | Features, Film Lists

When writer, stand up comedian and TV personality Woody Allen directed his first feature film in 1969, it would have seemed highly unlikely that by 2015 Allen would have made over 40 features and raked in hundreds of millions of dollars at the box office. Working out of his home base of New York City, Allen wrote original screenplays and… Read more »

01 December 2015 | Features, Film Lists

While we don’t think about it often when it comes to modern film, choices in a director’s style or in a script fall into two different categories. The first is ideas and decisions made for a modern thinker, people who want to relate to your characters, feel invested into your stories, or want to impress themselves with newer special effects… Read more »

01 December 2015 | Features, Film Lists

Since the early years of cinema, Italian filmmakers have been at the forefront of the international film scene, working to promote and innovate the medium. From the experimental silent films, Italian cinema evolved and invented a new genre of neo-realism through which they created some of the most emotionally powerful and raw films ever made. Drawing upon the experiences of… Read more »

01 December 2015 | Features, People Lists