Category Archives: Genre Films

L.A. Noir: Nine Dark Visions of the City of Angels

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William Hare

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At its core, The Defiant Ones is about the ability of a man’s heart to change and the loyalty among men when faced with dire circumstances. As most know, Mickey Mouse is going to milk Star Wars for all it’s worth by putting out standalone spinoffs in between the core episodes. The former spy wants to exact his revenge on mentor M (Judy Dench) for abandoning him after his many years of service to the British Secret Service. In 1959, Levine's Embassy Pictures bought the worldwide rights to Hercules, a cheaply made Italian movie starring American-born bodybuilder Steve Reeves.

Nobuyoshi Araki: Self, Life, Death

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They feature levels of gore and violence once reserved for cult films. The result is one of the most relentlessly, gleefully nasty movies ever released, incorporating mutant monkeys, zombie flesh-eaters, death by lawnmower, kung-fu priests and jokes about ‘The Archers’. Tom Huddleston Best quote: ‘I’m an insect who dreamt he was a man, and loved it. Step Up set the groundwork for the new school, but Bring It On made the dance battle movie palatable to a wider audience.

Who's Who in Animated Cartoons: An International Guide to

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Jeff Lenburg

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So this is the main caveat to keep in mind as we go through this data: The existence of a genre in the database doesn't precisely correspond to the number of movies that Netflix has in its vaults. The result is one of the most relentlessly, gleefully nasty movies ever released, incorporating mutant monkeys, zombie flesh-eaters, death by lawnmower, kung-fu priests and jokes about ‘The Archers’. Zulawski’s film starts relatively quietly – an expat couple living in Berlin find their marriage falling apart – and builds through a series of arguments, betrayals, unexplained occurrences, bizarre satirical interruptions and scenes of extreme horror until the intensity is almost unbearable.

Crab Monsters, Teenage Cavemen, and Candy Stripe Nurses:

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Chris Nashawaty

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Note: the occasional parenthetical "from Noir List" refers to one of my minors fields, "American Hard-Boiled and Noir Crime Fiction, 1920-1960"; I include here some texts from this minor field when those texts are relevant to the topic at hand. The film raises that all-too-common question for young people who just made a lifelong commitment: Did I make a mistake? If your movie fits into this category, how “independent” is its director?

Bebe Daniels: Hollywood's Good Little Bad Girl

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Interestingly, in the previous study by Fischoff (1994), women cited only 6 (20%) �women�s films� in their Top 25. Of course there was no sound at all. Then there’s the place filter which finds movies based on what place they are about like maybe an island, a jungle, or a dessert. They're typically high school- or college-aged adolescents who engage in vice-ridden activities: sex, alcohol, drugs, crime, football. Although Mandrake is not above punching the occasional space invader, roughly 99 percent of his arsenal is nonviolent hypnotism that disarm opponents by making them think the curtains magically tied them up or whatever.

Chuck Jones: A Flurry of Drawings (Portraits of American

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Hugh Kenner

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In the decades since, these cheap entertainments, generally dismissed at the time, have become some of the most treasured products of Hollywood's Golden Age. [43] In one sample year, 1947, RKO produced along with several noir programmers and A pictures, two straight B noirs: Desperate and The Devil Thumbs a Ride. [44] Ten B noirs that year came from Poverty Row's big three—Republic, Monogram, and PRC/Eagle-Lion—and one came from tiny Screen Guild. The hero trope has existed as long as literature itself, and is typified by an (often initially reluctant) hero having to overcome a series of challenges – both physical and metaphysical – across large stretches of time and distance. (Jason and the Argonauts, The Dark Crystal, Willow) Sword and Sorcery Movies: Comprising of many elements from epic and heroic fantasies, sword and sorcery rose to prominence with pulp fiction magazines of the 20s and 30s. (Conan the Barbarian, Krull, Masters of the Universe) Unlike the major movie genres we’ve covered so far, the Western genre is more clearly defined as it covers tales from a very specific location and era in time (namely the 19th century in the American Old West).

Euro Noir: The Pocket Essential Guide to European Crime

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Barry Forshaw

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Filmmakers from around the world have responded to the domination of American film by adopting Hollywood genres and "indigenizing" or reworking them according to their own cultural sensibility. The setting for this film isn't "Victorian" so some purists may prefer to describe Hellboy as "dieselpunk" rather than "steampunk", but whatever label you stick on this film, it's full of "mad science", tentacled monsters and glorious special effects! Common Sense is the nation’s leading independent non-profit organization dedicated to empowering kids to thrive in a world of media and technology.

Making and Remaking Horror in the 1970s and 2000s: Why Don't

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David Roche

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His first movie, ‘ Bad Taste ’, was filmed over four years of weekends with a band of enthusiastic mates, but by the time of ‘Braindead’ Jackson had a budget – of sorts – and a professional crew. See one of the largest collections of Classical Music around. A quintessentially American art form, westerns tell the story of the sprawling American frontier, with the iconic characters of the west: cowboys, gunslingers, bandits, ranchers, tycoons, saloon-keepers, floozies, settlers, Indians and military men.

Eliot Ness and the Untouchables: The Historical Reality and

| June 9, 2014 | admin | 0

Kenneth Tucker

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Shown at the LDS Film Festival 2013; Saturday, January 26, 11:30 am, Scera Xango Grand Theatre. Forbes expects to find the kind of girl he thinks would take up with a criminal but instead sees that Mona is a victim of circumstance and never asked for the things her husband stole for her. Additionally, Cahiers critics such as Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut, Claude Chabrol, and Eric Rohmer went on to make films themselves, creating what was to become known as the French New Wave.

The Ancient World in the Cinema: Revised and Expanded

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Do the Right Thing (1989), Spike Lee�s debut film, and The Color Purple (1985) were full character studies of African American culture and history. But ‘The Sixth Sense’ brought ghostly chills (this is far from the gory end of horror) to an approving mass audience. David Cronenberg’s meditation on the perils of media saturation may have seemed dated 10 years ago, but it has renewed relevance in a world so enthralled with the internet that people can utter the word “webinar” with a straight face.
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