Category Archives: Genre Films

The Spirit: The Movie Visual Companion

| June 6, 2014 | admin | 0

Mark Cotta Vaz

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Down-and-out screenwriter Joe Gillis (Holden) can’t land a new assignment and is on the run from debt collectors. I had seen it several years ago, but I watched it again before seeing the new movie. Dave Calhoun From its breathtaking opening shot from inside the bomb bay of a cruising warplane, you know you’re in the hands of a master with ‘The Devil’s Backbone’. Sci-fi and Woody Allen aren’t words you’d normally expect in the same sentence, but the Brooklyn-born filmmaker’s fifth feature saw Woody playing a vegetarian store owner who wakes up from a cryogenically frozen state in 2173, 200 years after dying during a routine operation (the ultimate hypochondriac’s nightmare?).

G.I Joe: The Rise of Cobra: Mission Dossier (G.I. Joe: Rise

| June 5, 2014 | admin | 0

Paul Ruditis

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What does he learn about the West that isn't found in dime store novels? For Buscombe, inner form refers to a film's themes, while outer form refers to the various objects that are to be found repeatedly in genre movies—in the western, for example, horses, wagons, buildings, clothes, and weapons. Unfortunately his wife is murdered while he's gone and the police don't believe his story that he was never home. One was a high-budget Paramount production, directed by the celebrated Roman Polanski.

Early Film Noir: Greed, Lust and Murder Hollywood Style

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William Hare

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Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight, Tombstone) leads an all-star cast, including Patrick Wilson (Insidious), Matthew Fox (“Lost”) and Richard Jenkins (The Cabin in the Woods) in this gritty, action-packed thriller chronicling a terrifying rescue mission in the Old West. Synopsis: The story of two childhood friends who have grown apart and are suddenly thrust back into each other�s lives when a parent develops cancer. The low-budget picture of the 1920s thus evolved into the second feature, the B movie, of Hollywood's Golden Age. [5] The major studios, at first resistant to the double feature, soon adapted.

Flights of Fancy: The Great Fantasy Films

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Kenneth Von Gunden

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As well, conventions also can be used by filmmakers for disturbing purposes precisely because viewers expect them. Supernatural movies often overlap the fantasy and science fiction genres and revolve around an evil force such as a werewolf, vampire, ghost, cannibal, haunted house, zombie or alien. The tone of Romance film can vary greatly. At this time, the presence of the LDS Church in the area was relatively new. This sub-genre can be traced back to the origins of the action film.

The Motion Picture Serial

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Wayne Schutz

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Race and sex differences in patterns of film attendance and avoidance. If you didn’t say Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, then sit in the corner with a ‘D’ hat on. Almost always shorter than the top-billed films they were paired with, many had running times of 70 minutes or less. As nihilistic as they might seem, slasher fans like to know that the people who die somehow "deserve" it. Trevor Johnston The Big Idea: The plot may be a mishmash of alien invasion ideas, but it’s the amazing, untrained cast that make this Britcom soar.

Count Dracula Goes to the Movies: Stoker's Novel Adapted,

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Lyndon W. Joslin

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As Truby says, "Writers know enough to write a genre script but they haven’t twisted the story beats of that genre in such a way that it gives an original face to it". [5] There are other methods of dividing films into groups besides genre. The AIP-style dual genre package was the new model. Film won 6 Filmfare Awards, received critical acclaim at Austin Film Festival as well as at New York Asian Film Festival.

Deleuze and Horror Film

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Anna Powell

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We need to cut the smaller films a break. Even the most hackneyed scenes, such as a séance in which a scribbling medium attempts to contact the unquiet spirit of the murdered boy, are staged with consummate skill and emotional conviction. One of Welles’s major commercial successes. (1946) They Made Me a Criminal – Free – Boxer John Garfield flees believing he has committed a murder while he was drunk. Where exist points of exchange between the techniques, styles, plots, and themes of the Hollywood films and the work by the literary modernists? postmodernists? do Night of the Hunter and Kiss Me Deadly, for instance, begin to push towards the sensibility of Pynchon and DeLillo?

Bond Girls

| June 4, 2014 | admin | 0

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Rape, torture, murder, the forced eating of shit – it’s all here. But it’s the supporting characters that really bring the movie together: Walter’s conspiracy-theorist junkman, the hairnet-wearing Rosato Brothers, Otto’s mohicanned criminal buddies. Buttons: Buttons Musical, 59 minutes, color, 2016 Official Website: Buttons Director, Producer: Tim Janis; Writer: Tim Janis, Elizabeth Demmer; Producer: Tim Janis; Production Designer: Tim Janis; Original Score: Tim Janis; Editor: Tim Janis.

American Film Genres

| June 4, 2014 | admin | 0

Stuart M. Kaminsky

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Narrating from a swimming pool of a rundown mansion, a floating corpse tells his story of how he ended up there. Not one of these films made the Top 25 lists of Asians, Whites, or Latinos. The film is not boring, but the plot is very weak and can't hold much wind, until the tornadoes come. Stream episodes of Family Guy, Grey's Anatomy, SNL, Modern Family and many more hit shows. Which meant that those who heeded word of mouth and picked it up on DVD felt like they were making a genuine discovery: it’s a film so bleak, eerie and unsettling that it could never be embraced by a mainstream audience.

Aliens R Us: The Other in Science Fiction Cinema

| June 4, 2014 | admin | 0

Ziauddin Sardar, Sean Cubitt

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Try to understand the Director, by doing research on him. The tone may be slick – there are times when it feels like ‘The OC’ with added goop – but the intention is deadly serious, and first-timer Yuzna’s slow reveal of information is wonderfully sly and subversive. Overall, horror movies consistently have the most films in the top 20 for ROI and the least in the lowest 20 ROI, while drama is the exact opposite, having just two in the top 20 and dominating the bottom 20.
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