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Daily Archives: February 21, 2016

At first, in the initial phase of the Academy Awards, the Oscar for “Best Cinematography” was attributed only to cinematographers, followed by the titles of the work for each nominee in the qualifying period of time. This was immediately regarded as an error, and the category was corrected. In the second year, there wasn’t a single nomination in the category…. Read more »

21 February 2016 | Features, Film Lists

The second greatest female star of Hollywood History, according to the American Film Institute, Bette Davis arrived in LA in the early 1930’s and was at first given little credit. Legend has it, the actress was surprised no studio representative was at the train station to greet her; she later discovered the employee left because he couldn’t find anyone that… Read more »

21 February 2016 | Features, Film Lists

French philosopher Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007) was one of the most influential postmodern theorists. The conceptions of Baudrillard have taken on greater importance in today’s world as our lives become further saturated and mediated by technology. According to Baudrillard, our culture has come to prize the simulation over the real. The “simulacra” is this representation. He has stated that the real… Read more »

21 February 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Tony Scott was a filmmaker who requires a lot of thought before compiling a top 10 list of his features. Not that there’s not enough to form a thoughtful and complete list, but because there’s too many phenomenal pieces of cinema competing with each other for space. A maximalist in every sense of the word, he was a filmmaker enamored… Read more »

21 February 2016 | Features, Film Lists