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Daily Archives: July 20, 2017

Academic and film historian Leo Braudy once wrote, “Genre films essentially ask the audience, “Do you still want to believe this?” Popularity is the audience answering, “Yes.” Change in genre occurs when the audience says, “That’s too infantile a form of what we believe. Show us something more complicated”. This quote can accurately be attributed to the many different popular… Read more »

20 July 2017 | Features, Other Lists

Born on August 6, 1970, Indian-American filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan was born in India before his family moved to Pennsylvania, where he’s spent most of his life and makes most of his films. Influenced by the likes of Steven Spielberg, a young Shyamalan apparently made 45 home movies after his father gave him a Super 8 camera. Expected by his… Read more »

20 July 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Ah, remakes. It’s a common mistake that remakes are something of a modern thing in Hollywood, but the truth is that they’ve been around for a very long time. Crazy as it may seem, some cinematic classics are actually remakes. Scarface, Ocean’s Eleven and The Departed, for example, are all remakes. So, what did those remakes get right that most… Read more »

20 July 2017 | Features, Film Lists