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Daily Archives: February 2, 2016

Just as every great writer or painter delivers one trashy novel or disappointing painting, every great director in cinema makes at least one bad movie in his/her career. It’s inevitable. And while there are many great directors currently working, this list focuses on the ones who have commercial, as well as critical success. Directors whose names are known well enough… Read more »

02 February 2016 | Features, Film Lists

The spirit of the road has always been deeply embedded within American culture, dating all the way back to the founding fathers and their westward expansion. In the movies, the provenance of the road movie can be seen in the silent films of the migrating travellers and cowboy pioneers of the 1920’s. By the onset of the 1930’s the movies… Read more »

02 February 2016 | Features, Film Lists

At the early stages of film history, the medium was mainly considered as a means of reproduction. No doubt, like photography embalms time, a key aspect of film is that it is able to record and conserve movement. However, theorists, such as Eisenstein and Karacauer realised early on that film is more than the simple reproduction of reality, and argued… Read more »

02 February 2016 | Features, Film Lists