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Katniss Everdeen and the Female-Led Franchise

The smashing success of The Hunger Games is not so surprising. The dystopian and action genres have long been popular with audiences, particularly because they often come with political messages that relate – or don’t relate – to our current issues. 2,145 more words

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NUMBER 4: SKIN&TOUCH

Sobchack, 2004, Carnal Thoughts: Embodiment and Moving Image Culture writes:

‘Nearly every time I read a movie review in a newspaper or popular magazine, I am struck by the gap that exists between our actual experience of the cinema and the… 313 more words

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number 5: CINEMA AS EAR

Most people will agree, I expect, that film is first and foremost a visual medium and that without visuals there is no film to speak of – though the idea of visuals stimulated through means other than the moving image onscreen is not beyond imagining. 370 more words

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  1. WINDOW&FRAME

Rear Window (1954, dir. Alfred Hitchcock) is a brilliantly-constructed film that describes, in microcosm, the issue of the individual within a relationship. The most striking visual feature of Rear Window is that it is set-up like a stage-play and much of what goes on throughout the film is off-screen (or off-stage) and must be imagined. 456 more words

The Changing World of Documentary

Are reality television shows the new documentary?

Where is the line draw between absolute truth and fiction? The second the camera is put into position to capture a moment of time it is biased.  369 more words

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Identity is Everything

In the film industry identity is everything.

The question that remains is how do we combine our work, our vision of the world with the economics of a marketplace? 391 more words

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Kubrick’s Brand of Modern Masculinity

This critical essay examining representations of masculinity in the films of Stanley Kubrick won the Abraham Polonsky Undergraduate Award in Critical Writing in 2016.

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