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Daily Archives: April 5, 2016

Adaptations have been popular in cinema, ever since Georges Méliès’s version of Cinderella came out in 1899. It’s only natural given the literary nature of films that adaptations occur. These are the films that rival their source material in terms of quality by utilizing the art of filmmaking to the narrative’s benefit, creating either an entirely new piece of art,… Read more »

05 April 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Why don’t great comedies get the same respect as great dramas, sci-fi, action, etc.? One could argue making a great comedy is just as difficult, maybe even more so, than other genres as not only requires a great script, but also actors with impeccable comic timing and delivery which is very difficult. You could also have the benefit of ab-libs… Read more »

05 April 2016 | Features, Film Lists

From early work with Paths of Glory to Lolita, to his coffee-black comedy Doctor Strangelove, the droog dystopia A Clockwork Orange, and later with The Shining and the unblinking stare into the Vietnam War with Full Metal Jacket, and in 1999, his final film, Eyes Wide Shut, Stanley Kubrick is one of the most well-known names in cinema of all… Read more »

05 April 2016 | Features, Film Lists

The term “aspect ratio” describes the mathematical relation between the horizontal side of the screen image and the vertical one; for example, the ratio used for television is 16:9, which means that the proportion between width and height will always be 1.78 to 1 (if your tv screen is 16 inches long, its height will be of 9 inches). In cinema,… Read more »

05 April 2016 | Features, Film Lists