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The Avatar (2009) Potpourri: Medium Is Not The Message

Avatar (2009) needs no intro­duc­tion. The most expen­sive movie ever made is a tes­ta­ment to James Cameron’s coura­geous vision of an immer­sive cin­e­matic expe­ri­ence to out-Lucas the Star Wars leg­end – an ambi­tion he har­bored since he watched it in … Con­tinue read­ing

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A to Z of Films Meme (W)

A ‘W’ is formed when two Valen­tine Vs bond together to say ‘We’. Hence my ‘W’ selec­tions are both enjoy­able romances. When this ‘W’ becomes the ‘M’ for Mar­riage, things some­times get topsy-turvy. W When Harry Met Sally One of my … Con­tinue read­ing

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A to Z of Films Meme (V)

You can now book­mark and browse the entire list of movies I’ve writ­ten about, and those rec­om­mended by you, here. After the meme is com­plete, those inter­ested can also get it as an Excel spread­sheet. V Ver­tigo Ver­tigo is one … Con­tinue read­ing

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A to Z of Films Meme (U)

The list of rec­om­mended films com­bin­ing my posts and your com­ments (exclud­ing this post), now totals 216 films. I wrote about 5 ways to cat­a­log movies online at MakeUseOf.com. If you have any pref­er­ences, do let me know. We can … Con­tinue read­ing

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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 at … Con­tinue read­ing

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A to Z of Films Meme (S) Winner

Do check out Karma Calling’s new twist to this meme with her Com­pre­hen­sive Geek Guide to Movies. S The Shaw­shank Redemp­tion Fear can hold you pris­oner, hope can set you free. A movie described as a ‘prison drama’ with a weird, … 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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