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Brian De Palma: Breaking Down the Master’s Technique

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Brian De Palma: Breaking Down the Master’s Technique Brian De Palma happens to have given life to the mortuary cinema, he has taken the dead forms of classic Hollywood and has brought them back to life with his incredible talent and expertise. Brian De Palma is considered an integral part of the New Hollywood wave…

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Film Noir: Ultimate Guide to the Dark & Sexy Cinematic Style

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What is Film Noir? Film noir is a term in filmmaking that’s used predominantly to refer to classy Hollywood crime dramas, mainly the ones that emphasize sexual motivations and cynical attitudes. The Hollywood classical film noir era was said to have extended from the early 1940s to the late 50s. During this period, Film Noir…

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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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Spike Jonze: Breaking Down His Visual & Storytelling Style

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Spike Jonze: Breaking Down His Visual & Storytelling Style Born as Adam Spiegel, on the 22nd of October 1969 in Rockville, Maryland this talented screenwriter, producer, director and actor grew up in Bethesda, Maryland and Gulph Mills in Pennsylvania. His father, Arthur H. Speigel happened to be a distant relative of Speigel Catalogue family making…

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Breaking Down Martin Scorsese’s Masterpiece Taxi Driver

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Breaking Down Martin Scorsese’s Masterpiece Taxi Driver Taxi Driver is the story of Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro), a 26 years old honorably discharged U.S marine, living in solitude. The movie was set in post-Vietnam New York with its dirt, dysfunction, and prostitution. He suffers from insomnia and to cope with this, he works as…

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WATCH: Pastiche and How Great Artists Steal…PERIOD!

Pastiche and How Great Artists Steal…PERIOD! A wise man once described Film as the newest form of art of the 20th century which can also be defined as a series of images projected on a screen. And the succession of images creates ideas which, in turn, generate emotions. Pastiche, which is a term used in…

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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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Costume Design: The Hidden Art Form of Cinema

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Costume Design: The Hidden Art Form of Cinema There is a lot that can be said about a character in a movie by what they wear. The costume of a character alone can give you a hint about the period the film was set (in the 50s, 60s, 90s, or 2000s), the profession of the character…

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Download FREE Storyboard Template + Tutorials

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Download FREE Storyboard Template + Tutorials The movie ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ is one replete with actions, blood, and gore. It tells a story of how a vicious and tyrannical leader Immortal Joe is relieved of his secret harem containing five beautiful princesses. Check out this brilliant video by Mr Nerdista. These princesses were kidnapped as…

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What is Auteur Theory and Why Is It Important?

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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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