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Dare I Say It? ("Good 'Ol Days")

I’ve finally gotten around to getting my personal network set up for optimum viewing. Cables have been dropped into my sewing room, my son’s bedroom and into my master suite. 496 more words

Top 5 songs in movies

Don’t we love stumbling upon pop, hip-hop, rock songs or whatever in a movie? Because I sure as hell do. Anyway, they’re not just pop culture references meant to be funny. 462 more words


"Shut up and deal." The ideological implications of the ending of Billy Wilder's "The Apartment" (1960)

Films that are set around Christmas holidays are generally uneventful and commercial affairs that lean shamelessly towards traditionalism and conventionality. Here, there is an understanding between spectator and film that any tension that will be created during the film will be resolved absolutely, unquestionably and, in most cases, happily, by the time that the film will be over. 2,469 more words


'The Graduate' 1967

Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) has just finished college and, back at his parents’ house, he’s trying to avoid the one question everyone keeps asking: What does he want to do with his life? 50 more words


Why politics and sexuality should (still) be at the heart of critical analysis

In the seventies, Cahiers du Cinema – arguably the single most important magazine of film theory ever – radicalized their views on film analysis by centring it on ideology. 1,181 more words


Famed Casting Agent Lynn Stalmaster Credits Acting Background for Career Success

When it comes to the casting industry, no single individual has ever come close to surpassing the impact Lynn Stalmaster has had on film. As the first independent casting director in motion pictures, Stalmaster has collaborated intimately with directors, producers, and actors for more than 60 years. 285 more words