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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 … 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 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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