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Daily Archives: May 7, 2017

Before CG, 2D or 3D simulation to create massive crowds, Hollywood relied on extras—real people who laboriously had to be controlled, clothed, fed and paid (nowadays, from $50-$100 per 8 hours on the set, depending on the budget, of course). These are those that assemble the huge armies in great land battles. Or the crowd that gathers in the plaza… Read more »

07 May 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Long story short, gangster films became quite popular during the 1930s. Having started out here and there at the end of the roaring 20s – for instance, Josef Von Sternberg’s “Underworld” (1927) – gangster films reached a full-scale production during the 1930s mainly because of The Great Depression. For one, people needed entertainment that provided them with an escape from… Read more »

07 May 2017 | Features, Film Lists

“A movie I really love is Barton Fink… I feel like there’s so much in there, you could watch it again and again.” – Charlie Kaufman   Lost for words For a fact one of the Coen brothers’ most sideways mash-ups, Barton Fink synthesizes entertainment industry satire, film noir, the surreal, Künstlerroman designs, and the stark psychological horror of Roman… Read more »

07 May 2017 | Features, Reviews

Born in 1969, Bong Joon-ho was raised in an artistic family, since his father was a designer and his grandfather a noted author. This fact was a major factor in his decision to become a filmmaker, a goal he’d focused on since middle school. He majored in sociology at Yonsei University in the late 1980s and a few years later… Read more »

07 May 2017 | Features, Film Lists