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50 Greatest Comic Book Movie Adaptations

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10. Watchmen How do you go about adapting a supposedly unadapatable text? While faithful translations tend not to artistically successful, a faithful adaptation with fetishistic attention to detail can create something unique. While Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller had it comparatively easy when adapting Miller’s Sin City to screen as ...

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100 Essential Action Scenes: One vs. Many Fights

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Sound on Sight undertook a massive project, compiling ranked lists of the most influential, unforgettable, and exciting action scenes in all of cinema. There were hundreds of nominees spread across ten different categories and a multi-week voting process from 11 of our writers. The results: 100 essential set pieces, sequences, ...

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Video of the Day: Watch an analysis of the ‘Daredevil’ and ‘Oldboy’ hallway fight scenes

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Park Chan-Wook’s 2003 feature Oldboy has been praised in critical circles for a number of facets, one of which is an extended hallway fight that sees protagonist Oh Dae-su have to fight his way through a number of adversaries in a long, narrow space. The scene is particularly notable for ...

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‘Oldboy’, Spike Lee’s remake of the South Korean film, releases a new clip

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South Korean filmmaker Park Chan-Wook’s 2005 film Oldboy is well-regarded amongst the international film community, enough so that many were wary when news was released that Hollywood was looking into remaking the film. Interest in the remake was raised, however, with the official confirmation that Malcolm X and Inside Man ...

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Twenty Awesome Posters for Spike Lee’s ‘Oldboy’

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FilmDistrict has released twenty new posters for Spike Lee‘s remake of Oldboy, with each poster marking a year in the main character, John Doucett’s twenty year imprisonment. Each year is marked by one event ranging from 9/11 to the Occupy Wall Street movement. The viral marketing campaign for director Spike Lee’s reinterpretation ...

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Watch A Slick New Teaser For Spike Lee’s ‘Oldboy’

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If you asked me six months ago, if I had any interest in watching a remake of the South Korean masterpiece Oldboy, my answer would have been no. However, the viral marketing campaign for director Spike Lee’s reinterpretation has been pretty impressive so far. We recently promoted a series of ...

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Six Great Viral Posters for Spike Lee’s ‘Oldboy’

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Official synopsis:  Oldboy is a provocative, visceral thriller that follows the story of an advertising executive (Josh Brolin) who is abruptly kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his bizarre and torturous ...

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Cinema’s Greatest Villains: The 2000s

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Villains are an essential part of genre cinema.  Though scores of filmmakers have attempted to create truly great villains throughout the history of film, only a few have succeeded in achieving this difficult goal. This article will take a look at the great film villains of the 2000’s. The criteria ...

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‘Oldboy’, the newest feature from director Spike Lee, releases its first trailer

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Filmmaker Park Chan-Wook’s 2003 feature Oldboy has gained more than its share of critical acclaim in the decade since its release, with numerous film fans often listing the South Korean film as a must-see. Many were thus wary when a remake was announced by Hollywood studios. Their interest was piqued, ...

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First Poster for Spike Lee’s Oldboy

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The first poster for Spike Lee’s adaptation of Oldboy remake has arrived as FilmDistrict have released the CinemaCon teaser poster. The minimalist poster is dominated by a series of bloody tally marks which I assume are meant to represent the protagonist’s time in prison. Oldboy is the second instalment of South Korean director ...

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2013 ‘Oldboy’ Teaser Poster

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‘Stoker’ stars and director able to bridge culture and language gap while filming

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For many film fans, Stoker is a major event in cinema, the long-awaited arrival of Park Chan-wook on American shores. The director of Oldboy, among other genre favorites, has a cult fandom, but only for films made in his native South Korea. Even more, Stoker features a striking cast, including ...

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