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Dialetic (Empathy) Dubbing

To dub a foreign film (in this case french, 8 1/2, Fellini) with the filmmakers native tongue based solely on the pitch, emotion, feeling, of the actors sound of voice rather the actual words they are speaking to create a new film whose spirit may or may not match the original. 38 more words

The Re-education Of Cai Otee

Kill Your Darlings

I had always heard about the “kill your darlings/babies” theory but have never had to put it into practise. I listened to great writers talk about it, and understood what they meant, but was always glad that I’d never had a script where I’d had to do that… Until now. 254 more words


Horror Clichés in need of an Exorcism

(This article was inspired by a conversation in Red Letter Media‘s review of Deliver Us From Evil, check it out)

In film, certain paranormal plot devices have overstayed their welcome: exorcisms, found footage movies, forbidden objects sold at the mall, and the claim that there’s a true story behind them all. 1,755 more words


A Discussion of Film Technique

The early filmmakers and film theorists (many of whom were both) discovered the fundamental techniques of film and hence called for the appreciation of the medium as an art form. 2,342 more words

Film Chatter

Fish Tank - Netflixtions (#4)

Fish Tank (2009)

Directed by Andrea Arnold

Fish Tank is an independent British realist drama about the life of a young 15 year old girl with the dreams of becoming a dancer. 632 more words


100 CRIME FILMS: #37 Revenge (1990)

A new entry in our series 100 Crime Films. This time I discuss Tony Scott’s extremely underrated film Revenge, starring Kevin Costner.

Travis Mills