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Daily Archives: May 31, 2017

Peter Jackson’s adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s influential fantasy saga was one the most ambitious film projects ever made. Regarded as one of the most unfilmable book series ever written (including an alleged attempt by The Beatles with Stanley Kubrick), it took about eight years of continuous work for Jackson and his team to prove everyone wrong. Beginning in the early… Read more »

31 May 2017 | Features, Film Lists

In recent years, those who have an avid interest in vintage Hollywood films are inevitably drawn to two movements or periods in the history of American pictures. One is now tagged the “pre-code” era, the roughly five years of relaxed censorship at the dawn of sound in the very late 1920s and early 1930s. The other, which has been of… Read more »

31 May 2017 | Features, Other Lists

Some of the best, and most obvious, advice to give anyone trying to get into cinema is to just be patient, and pay attention at all times. It is axiomatic for sure, but this advice is even more prevalent when considering slow, meandering cinema. It can be tempting to wander off and lose focus, but remaining diligent is what is… Read more »

31 May 2017 | Features, Film Lists