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This Batman vs Superman Trailer Doesn't Understand Either Of Its Title Characters

It’s been a weird week for geeks. Disney and J.J. Abrams blew our minds with that new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer that leaned heavily on original trilogy nostalgia – narration from Luke, a downed Star Destroyer, Darth Vader’s mangled mask, allusions to Leia (holding a lightsaber?), and the reappearance of Han Solo – while also promising a great deal of new stuff and new characters who appear to be very interesting. 1,253 more words

Film Theory

A Groundwork for a film theory

As we look at why movies are so captivating, we will see that many theorists root movies’ power in their ability to gives us various forms of pleasure. 2,255 more words

Aesthetics

Cultural Fears, Unruly Children, and the Recurring Themes in Horror Films: A Comparison of Child’s Play (1988) and Orphan (2009)

 

According to the Holy Bible’s story in Genesis, Chapter 4, which depicts the brutal slaying of Abel by his brother Cain, the concept of violence, in particular, murder is as old as creation. 2,089 more words

Culture

Mulholland Drive and The Diner Scene.

Apologies for any lack of fluency, it was quite a struggle explaining my thoughts on a film so mind-bending, but bear with me.

After thorough research on the guy, it became quite clear that the work of David Lynch is far more appreciated than it is… 735 more words

Movies

True Detective Revisited: Matt and Eric Have a Facebook Kerfuffle

by Eric Plaag and Matt Smith

Yesterday, Matt was trying very hard to get Eric’s attention (perhaps because Eric has been so busy with historical work that he has been neglecting TheSplitScreen for months), which may explain these two tweets that showed up in Eric’s Facebook feed: 1,858 more words

Film Theory

George Melies’ Le Voyage Dans La Lune: Innovations in Film Technology, Contributions to Early Science Fiction Film, and a Reading of Dominant Culture

George Melies’ Le Voyage Dans La Lune: Innovations in Film Technology,

Contributions to Early Science Fiction Film, and a Reading of Dominant Culture

Throughout the duration of civilization many great cultural movements have taken place that have assisted in shaping and molding the world into the ever evolving product that can be seen today. 1,295 more words

Culture

Audience Theory 1

Hi everyone, here’s the latest Film Studies Unit blog. Over the course of the next few posts, I’m going to be explaining the different theories relating to media audiences. 1,383 more words

Creative Media