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Why So Pretentious?

What is the point of a movie that is 3 or 4 or more hours long and is really slowly, methodically paced? Don’t these people know we have lives? 1,344 more words


Shock in War Films: Saving Private Ryan

Shock can be created in films through a variety of different techniques in order to elicit a specific response in an audience. This can be done in order to set up the tone of a film, Spielberg’s 1998 film Saving Private Ryan is a particularly strong example of using sudden action to create shock. 86 more words

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Every Friday I’m going to be highlighting and analysing some of cinema’s greatest scenes, or sequences depending on your definition. Some will be familiar, etched indelibly into the iconography of cinema, while others will be obscurer moments worthy of wider circulation and attention. 970 more words

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Full Metal Jacket (1987 USA/UK)

Flaming fudge packs. I’m already suffering flash backs. The film that spawned a legendary catchphrase that shames oriental women everywhere. But this review won’t love you long time. 771 more words


Eye in the Sky

Directed by Gavin Hood.         Starring Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi, Aaron Paul, Phoebe Fox, and Aisha Takow.

The principle of double effect, as proposed by St. 931 more words

'Chosen Men' (2016)

I have a real interest in the study of veterans, veteran culture, and the process of transition from military to civilian life. So I’m pleased to have found the following  trailer for a new documentary on the British military and the transition back into civilian life, due to be released in the UK in 2016. 119 more words

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FM4 Revision Memoirs - Saving Private Ryan, The Hurt Locker

Speilberg 1998 Saving Private Ryan:
– Short sharp shock and long durational shock is used repeatedly to both create and release tension. This places a spectators cognetive reflexes infront of reason and creates bio feedback. 77 more words

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