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A to Z Films Meme (S) Runner Up, Noteworthy Mentions

Run­ner Up Sev­en Samu­rai The most famous and high­ly praised Japan­ese film of a band of samu­rais pro­tect­ing a vil­lage from ban­dits gave rise to an entire genre of films. ‘Schi­chinin no samu­rai’ is Kurosawa’s grand epic when he was … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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A to Z of Films Meme (S) Preface

S’ encom­pass­es every­thing the movies embody. Sex and super­stars. Sus­pects and sleaze. Sto­ry-telling and sci-fi. Sen­su­al­i­ty, sen­ti­ments, and scars. The sea, the stars, and the sky. A sub­ject with sight and sound. The screen. Not sur­pris­ing­ly, ‘S’ is the most … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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A to Z Films Meme ®

Don­ald Richie’s ground-break­ing study, The Films of Aki­ra Kuro­sawa is a must-read for any­one inter­est­ed in Japan­ese cin­e­ma or the art of film-mak­ing in gen­er­al. I couldn’t help the length of this long post, the sub­ject war­rant­ed it. R Red … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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A to Z of Films Meme (O)

O One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest One of the most pow­er­ful anti-estab­lish­­ment movies I’ve seen, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest is the sto­ry of a crim­i­nal McMur­phy who prefers an insane asy­lum to prison, and leads a sus­tained … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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A to Z of Films Meme (N)

If the movies obeyed the laws of physics, they wouldn’t enter­tain, and we prob­a­bly wouldn’t watch them. Insult­ing­ly Stu­pid Movie Physics is a good ‘info­tain­ment’ site that has its own movie physics rat­ing sys­tem. N Noto­ri­ous Beau­ti­ful act­ing, stun­ning visu­als, … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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A to Z of Films Meme (M)

The most com­mon­ly uttered line in Eng­lish films is “Let’s get out­ta here” (or its vari­ants). The most com­mon­ly uttered sen­tence in Indi­an Hin­di films is “Dri­ver, us gaa­di ka peecha karo!” (“Dri­ver, fol­low that car!”). M Mirch Masala What … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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