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    How Movie Franchise Brands Appear Everywhere

      In the golden age of cinema, a movie could stand on its own. Old Hollywood was all about the films and nothing else. Stars were the commodities and movies were the products – the industry began and ended with what was put on the silver screen. However, the blockbuster culture of the 1980s repositioned […] More

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    Top Ten Brian De Palma Climaxes

    This piece naturally reveals the end of every film  mentioned. You have been warned. What is most exciting about the pure joy of watching a Brian De Palma film usually comes as far away from subtext as one can get. Very few filmmakers can stage a major setpiece in their climax where the visceral excitement […] More

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    Tony Scott – Love ‘im or hate ‘im, it’ll be a long time before anyone forgets him

    In the late 1970s and 1980s, composer Giorgio Moroder was often accused of trying to replace the orchestral movie soundtrack with high-energy, synthesizer-heavy disco pop laid on with a trowel in movies like Thank God It’s Friday (1978), Flashdance (1983), Scarface (1983), and Top Gun (1986). I remember a magazine story on Moroder which quoted […] More

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    Phantom City Creative’s Poster for ‘Scarface’

      We’ve posted several great posters created by Phantom City Creative in the past. Not too long ago we posted their work for the 100th anniversary of the birth of horror icon Vincent Price. Recently they created this fantastic Scarface poster for a screening at the Astor Theater in Melbourne, Australia. Phantom City Creative is […] More

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    Pyromaniacs: Hollywood’s Bad Boys

    A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist. Louis Nizer In his indispensable film study text, Understanding Movies, Louis Gianetti held forth on […] More