Hollywood Spectacles – Nerds, Perverts and the Morally Deviant

Hollywood Spectacles – Nerds, Perverts and the Morally Deviant

Bespectacled film characters have long been presented with a number of damaging traits, the least of which is “being a nerd”. Ciaran Duncan explores this problematic representation in this feature essay.

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Nolan’s Films Are Complex, but Are They Deep?

Nolan’s Films Are Complex, but Are They Deep?

Famed film director Christopher Nolan has long been a filmmaker who pursues interesting concepts, but are movie releases such as ‘Tenet’ and ‘Inception’ actually deep? Louis B Scheuer explores.

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Christopher Nolan’s Cinematic Chores: Understanding ‘Tenet’

Christopher Nolan’s Cinematic Chores: Understanding ‘Tenet’

Nolan frequently assigns his audience chores, engineering his films in such a way that requires them to participate in each narrative actively. ‘Tenet’ is no exception. Leoni Horton explores.

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Feeling Blue, Facebook? The Colour Symbolism of The Social Network

Feeling Blue, Facebook? The Colour Symbolism of The Social Network

How David Fincher’s Mark Zuckerberg Facebook movie uses colour to evoke meaning and further story. Essay by Kristina Murkett.

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Blockbuster Filmmaking and Transmedia Storytelling at the Great Pit of Carkoon

Blockbuster Filmmaking and Transmedia Storytelling at the Great Pit of Carkoon

How the Great Pit of Carkoon in ‘Star Wars – Return of the Jedi’ is an example of commodified transmedia storytelling and blockbuster filmmaking. Essay by Jacob Davis.

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CGI Vs Animatronics

CGI Vs Animatronics

In 2020, the debate surrounding the use of CGI versus the use of Animatronics is more divisive than ever. o which is better? Louis B Scheuer explores.

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The Little Game of Dogville, and a Philosopher Who Sucks at His Job

The Little Game of Dogville, and a Philosopher Who Sucks at His Job

Lars von Trier’s Bertolt Brecht-inspired film about absent of most elements of set paints a picture of a broken capitalistic system. Cole Clark analyses how in this piece on the movie starring Nicole Kidman and Paul Bettany.

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Why Is It So Hard to Make a Good Shark Film?

Why Is It So Hard to Make a Good Shark Film?

They did it. We had one. A good shark movie. So why has it been so difficult for anyone else to come close to matching ‘Jaws’ in the 45 years since its release? Martha Lane breaks it down.

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For Only A Fistful Of Dollars – How A Low Budget Western Reinvented the Hollywood Hero

For Only A Fistful Of Dollars – How A Low Budget Western Reinvented the Hollywood Hero

The Sergio Leone directed Spaghetti Western ‘A Fistful of Dollars’ left an indelible mark on the film industry in a lot of ways, but how it reshaped the male hero may be its biggest. Article by Stephen Vega.

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