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Daily Archives: December 21, 2015

In Billy Wilder’s Sunset Boulevard (1950), one of the finest films ever made concerning the cruel mistress that is show business, the protagonist Gloria Swanson, a faded silent film actress, boldly declares “I am big, it’s the pictures that got small.” This may be an obvious delusion, but, self-deception aside, the cold reality is that fortune is not often kind… Read more »

21 December 2015 | Features, Film Lists

“There will only be one (version of the films). And it won’t be what I call the “rough cut”, it will be the “final cut”. The other one will be some sort of interesting artifact that people will look at and say, “There was an earlier draft of this.” I think it’s the director’s prerogative, not the studio’s, to go… Read more »

21 December 2015 | Features, Film Lists

Rare is a film not multi-layered, cinema is often utilized as a window into society, culture, philosophy and theology. Directors and writers push their passions and views into the projects they conduct, sometimes this is left as a subtle message, however some of these thoughts become the focal point of the film, lending these ideas to the overall integrity and… Read more »

21 December 2015 | Features, Film Lists

Concerning human behaviour, the experimental field that studies the structures and functions of the brain, related to the particular psychological processes, is constantly developing amid the scientific societies. Although neuropsychology expands into different branches in the study of the brain, most of its researchers have a tendency to contribute to the area of the diagnosis and treatment of the effects… Read more »

21 December 2015 | Features, Film Lists

The renaissance of the Australian film in the early 1970s, now labelled the Australian New Wave, gave birth to an industry hell-bent on displaying hallmark qualities of ‘Australianness’. Originally kick-started through a spate of sex-infused ‘ocker’ comedies, Australian cinema would gradually ascend, or descend, into an industry defined by nationalistic landscape films that looked to capitalise on the stereotypical qualities… Read more »

21 December 2015 | Features, Film Lists