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Daily Archives: August 1, 2016

We have all heard the phrase “don’t let the truth get in the way of a good story”, and Hollywood has certainly taken that saying to heart. While plenty of interesting stories happen in real life, they are usually not dramatic enough for the big screen, so screenwriters take liberties with the story to spruce it up. So whenever the… Read more »

01 August 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Not being situated in the culture of sexually objectifying women which dominates Hollywood, the films giving a voice to women in Iran provide a unique experience for the Western viewer. The poignantly ambivalent style of Iranian cinema also provides a profound cutting edge which won’t disappoint. Of course, everyone knows that Hollywood has a penchant for creating hyper-sexualised representations of… Read more »

01 August 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Born on March 23, 1910, Akira Kurosawa would eventually become the greatest contemporary Japanese director, and one of the most important filmmakers globally, with more than 30 films that won awards both in Japan and internationally. Kurosawa studied western civilization in depth, and embedded a plethora of its elements in the Japanese culture, in the most artful way. The result… Read more »

01 August 2016 | Features, Other Lists

A flashback, or analepsis, is the classic narrative device that shows something set in a past time in relation to the present time of the narration. The flashback technique is commonly used in literature, television, cinema and in every form of narration. It interrupts the flow of the main sequence of events and opens a window into a different time…. Read more »

01 August 2016 | Features, Other Lists