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Preliminary thoughts on semiology and film rhythm

I studied Film and English in the early 1980s at Kent, one of only three universities in the UK that embraced Film Studies at the time. 1,668 more words

Roland Barthes

An Analysis of the Ending Scene of Sixteen Candles (1984)

The final scene of the 1984 John Hughes film Sixteen Candles is a textbook example of the ending of a romantic comedy film, albeit a TEEN romantic comedy film. 739 more words

Film

7 Films About Neuroses & Psychoses That Don’t Get Enough Attention

Jonathan Eng writes on CURNBLOG, “Film history is jam-packed with neuroses, psychoses, and character disorders writ large and small. As Vivian Leigh and Dustin Hoffman and Javier Bardem and Natalie Portman can attest, having a DSM-5 condition can lead to an Oscar. 90 more words

Film

Miramax Capturing our Humanity; or, Something for evenings ...


One of my two perpetual companions, Ian Pussycat

Dear friends and readers,

One of my ways of getting through the hours of my life at night is to watch good movies and/or blog. 2,573 more words

Life-writing

National Anthems in Film


In my long tradition of being consumed by obscure subjects, my fascination has recently zeroed in on national anthems. Listening to the songs themselves is quite pleasurable, especially given my fondness for choruses, but they grow much more powerful when a crowd of patriots are there to sing along. 514 more words

Movies

Where is the Romantic Comedy Now? Part 3

Note: Longer than the last two. This is the final part of the series about the current state of the romantic comedy. There is some engagement with the authors on my part, in this series, but I really wanted to gather an understanding for myself. 1,152 more words

Film

Where is the Romantic Comedy Now? Part 2

Note: This is part two of three about the current state of the romantic comedy. There is some engagement with the authors on my part, in this series, but I really wanted to gather an understanding for myself. 334 more words

Film