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Daily Archives: March 28, 2016

Besides being full of books, libraries also seem to be full of potential movies for Hollywood to make money from. However, not many books translate well to film. We have all heard the phrase “lost in translation”, a saying that definitely applies to adapting a work of literature for the big screen. This is why so many people complain and… Read more »

28 March 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Though only officially credited with directing seven films, Italian director Sergio Leone was a maverick that changed the western film genre and has been heavily influential on future directors such as Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Martin Scorsese, Emir Kusturica, Takashi Miike, and John Woo. He is considered to be the originator of the Spaghetti western and four out of the… Read more »

28 March 2016 | Features, Other Lists

Naturalistic, effortless actors and actresses are plentiful in today’s onscreen world. We see them all the time: usually in walk-ons, supporting roles, and in the background environments of the films and television shows we watch. We often don’t notice these performers because they’re doing their jobs so well that they become invisible, seamlessly and effortlessly blending into the tapestry and… Read more »

28 March 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Carl Jung’s ideas have had a profound influence on modern culture. As the founder of analytical psychology, his theories and thoughts have inspired countless texts, novels, and varied media ranging from comic books to video games. Perhaps no psychiatrist (even Freud) has had as much of an impact of the development of narrative in the modern era. In film however,… Read more »

28 March 2016 | Features, Film Lists

An accomplished Swedish actor who mastered the transition between European arthouse to the Americanised mainstream with the help of long-time collaborator Lars von Trier, Skarsgard is a versatile performer capable of everything from the gentlest soul to the most brutal. Although everyday watchers may recognise him from Thor and the English rendition of Girl with The Dragon Tattoo, his greatest… Read more »

28 March 2016 | Features, Film Lists