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Daily Archives: April 11, 2016

As a film director, Martin Scorsese is known for many things: extreme violence, fantastic acting, excessive dramatic lighting (especially red), and brilliant editing (thanks to Thelma Schoonmaker). But his movies are also known for their soundtracks. Throughout a career spanning over five decades, Scorsese has included rock and roll classics, operas, and even a few modern songs in his films…. Read more »

11 April 2016 | Features, Other Lists

Since the origins of the medium, Britain has been one of the leading forces of the film industry. Directors from the country have been greatly involved in the revolutionizing of cinema from its very beginning, starting with the silent era. Although Hollywood mostly controlled the silent film scene, there were many British films made during this time also, notably the… Read more »

11 April 2016 | Features, People Lists

Walter Benjamin; a German philosopher, writer, media theorist and one of the founders of the Frankfurt School of thought has had allowed us to develop an acute insight into the way narratives (particularly film) work upon us as emotional beings. To him, film was more than just a narratological reproduction of traditional storytelling, but rather that “Its social significance, particularly… Read more »

11 April 2016 | Features, Film Lists