What is Auteur Theory? – Definition and Examples

What is Auteur Theory and Why Is It Important? Auteur Theory is a way of looking at films that state that the director is the “author” of a film. The Auteur theory argues that a film is a reflection of the director’s artistic vision; so, a movie directed by a given filmmaker will have recognizable, recurring…

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DCP: What the HECK is a Digital Cinema Package?

What the HECK is a Digital Cinema Package (DCP)? In its simplest form, Digital Cinema Package or more commonly known as a DCP could be seen as the digital version of a 35mm film print. Its main advantage is that you can present it to theaters to enable them to project it via a digital projector. A…

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The Legacy of Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof

The Directors Series: Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof Sponsored by: Special.tv – Stream Independent  Only a handful of directors knows how just to catch the attention of people like Quentin Tarantino. No doubt, he is good at doing things right. Considered as an exploitation film that stroked the sensibilities of genre nerds, the theatrical release of the…

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What is the French New Wave – Definition and Examples

Film Movements in Cinema: French New Wave French New Wave, which is also known as French Nouvelle Vague, can be considered as one of the most influential film movements that took place in the history of cinema. The ripples created by this cinematic movement can even be felt today. A group of critics, who wrote…

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WATCH: What Is Aspect Ratio?

What Is Aspect Ratio? An aspect ratio is simply an image’s width and height. As technology in camera advances, some standard ratios have fallen behind, giving way to exciting and new movie ratios. Good movie makers know how to make great choices in picking the aspect ratio to use to give viewers a wonderful viewing…

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The Shining: Breaking Down Stanley Kubrick’s Masterpiece

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The Shining: Breaking Down Stanley Kubrick’s Masterpiece The Shining is the legendary 1980 film starring Jack Nicholson as the protagonist of a psychological horror story. Directed by Stanley Kubrick, it’s touted to be one of the top 10 all-time scariest horror shows. The original story was written by Steven King who published a novel with…

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WATCH: How To Direct Like Quentin Tarantino

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How To Direct Like Quentin Tarantino – Visual Style Breakdown Quentin Tarantino (QT) is arguably one of the best film directors that Hollywood has ever produced. He has been directing for about 24 years and he has been nominated and won countless awards. From the number of movies he has done, one can tell that…

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Barry Lyndon: Breaking Down Stanley Kubrick’s Masterpiece

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Barry Lyndon: Breaking Down Stanley Kubrick’s Masterpiece In the history of dramatic films, Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon gets a beautiful ranking. It won a total of four Oscars under the production category. It is a film that is based on a novel written by William Makepeace Thackeray: ‘The Luck of Barry Lyndon,’ in 1844. The…

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WATCH: Why the First Act of Every Film Is The Same!

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Why the First Act of Every Film Is The Same! It is surprising that the first act of most movies are normally the same, the way they set up the character as part of the storyline for the film. Most films show these five things, although maybe not in this exact order. Check out this…

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Screenwriting Lessons From Christopher Nolan

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Screenwriting Lessons From Christopher Nolan Movie lovers all over the world are familiar with the identity of the genius behind the Batman trilogy and other mind-bending films. In 2005, Batman Begins introduced Bruce Wayne who returned to his life in Gotham City as a playboy, but secretly as the city’s unorthodox crime fighter popularly known…

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