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Ennio Morricone: Never Predictable, Always Memorable

From the iconic wail of The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly to the mix of diegetic and non-diegetic sound in The Thing, composer Ennio …

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What Does Food Say About a Character?

We all have a favorite food scene. Whether you fancy the prison feast in Goodfellas, the Big Kahuna burger confrontation in Pulp Fiction, or maybe …

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Ethan Hawke Soars High

If you were to search for lists of the greatest actors working today, you’d see a few familiar names: Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, Denzel Washington, …

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Why “Goodfellas” is the Quintessential Crime Film

Many directors have that one defining film. But what film defines Martin Scorsese? The legendary director has a body of work that includes incredible achievements …

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Cinema’s Commentary on Consumerism

Have you ever noticed that many films take aim at consumerism? This is somewhat ironic being that the movie industry itself does indeed depend on …

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Scorsese’s Steadicam

Martin Scorsese’s films have a visual muscularity to them, and his use of the Steadicam is peerless in its virtuosity. Scorsese’s Steadicam swirls and swoops …

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Fitzcarraldo: The Un-Making of a Masterpiece

Throughout film history, many movies are remembered for having been produced in very complicated conditions. Perhaps one of the most famous examples is Werner Herzog’s …

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Terry Gilliam: Jung at Heart

Terry Gilliam has directed some of the most compelling fantasy films of all time. His vividly imagined tales have taken moviegoers to alternate realms, dystopian …

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The Otherworldly Soundscape of Terrence Malick

When one thinks of the sounds that fill the worlds of Terrence Malick, the thoughts inevitably land on his seemingly patented and ultra-recognizable voiceovers. In …

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Kathryn Bigelow: Directorial Trademarks

When you think of the films of Kathryn Bigelow, what do you think of? Do you think of fun, action-packed films with over-the-top stunts like …

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