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Lucas's Art Film: THX 1138

THX 1138 (George Lucas, 1971) –

Weirdly, this was my first time seeing this film.**  It’s a movie that has hovered around the edges of my awareness, but I always sort of considered it a film for… 1,027 more words

The Relationship between Metaphor and Ambiguity in the Film Soundtrack

Metaphors are the most important linguistic tools at our disposal. They play a huge part in helping us to make sense of the world around us. 3,119 more words

Cinema

Return to us

Yesterday, I was leafing through my copy of The Conversations: Water Murch and the Art of Editing Film, in which the novelist Michael Ondaatje interviews the movie editor whom Lawrence Weschler has called “the smartest person in America.” Murch, who worked on many of the films of Francis Ford Coppola and directed… 1,095 more words

Writing

Songs My Brother Taught Me (Zhao, 2015)

It’s hard to watch movies, let alone blog, while on a road trip. Therefore, Songs My Brother Taught Me is probably one of only a handful of things I’ve watched over the last month. 941 more words

The Stylish Beat of the Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

When I think of style personified in modern film, the very underrated The Talented Mr. Ripley is one of the very first things that come to mind. 964 more words

Features

Film Editor Techniques

Editing is a craft that each editor approaches with similarities and differences in style and technique. If you follow my editor interviews or those at… 2,563 more words

Editing

The Coco Chanel rule

“Before you leave the house,” the fashion designer Coco Chanel is supposed to have said, “look in the mirror and remove one accessory.” As much as I like it, I’m sorry to say that this quote is most likely apocryphal: you see it attributed to Chanel everywhere, but without the benefit of an original source, which implies that it’s one of those pieces of collective wisdom that have attached themselves parasitically to a famous name. 930 more words

Writing