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Daily Archives: October 18, 2017

The element of surprise is a major weapon in any storyteller’s arsenal. Their seeming voyeuristic delight in watching someone expecting one thing and delivering the complete opposite must be ultimately satisfying. To kill off a major character unexpectedly (happens a few times in this list) when the character is ingrained in the viewers mind as one that WILL see it… Read more »

18 October 2017 | Features, Other Lists

So many will be lost. All those memories, so meaningful to the individual, will fade away. Their lives had purpose, their narratives were inspired through experience, by the love or harsh teachings of a parent, a vengeful or forgiving deity, a chemical spur in the brain, by the ultimate randomness of interlinked cells or by the biochemical wishes of a… Read more »

18 October 2017 | Features, Other Lists

Cinema started as an entertainment business more than an art business; it was a brand new technology and an art form whose artistic potential was not suspected. There were no filmmakers, only people deeply interested in storytelling and moving images. These people who had never seen a film had to start somewhere and they used what they knew about other… Read more »

18 October 2017 | Features, People Lists