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    Video essay examines the many POV shots of the Coen Brothers

    We recently just posted a video essay explaining the cinematic technique of breaking the fourth wall courtesy of the web series Now You See It. Today we bring you another video about another cinematic technique – this time it’s about the point of view shot. It’s incredibly difficult to pinpoint the first use of a […] More

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    ‘Ender’s Game’ a suitably entertaining, if very condensed, young-adult adaptation

    Condensing a popular young adult book to its most basic and necessary parts is an unenviable task. No matter how passionate the filmmakers are to the original text, someone’s bound to be disappointed. No film adaptation can satisfy every fan; it doesn’t matter how hard you try. Take out one character or rewrite them to be minimal, and you’re doomed. More

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    “True Grit” – two movies; a generation apart

    ‘True Grit’ 1969, written by Marguerite Roberts and directed by Henry Hathaway. Starring John Wayne, Glen Campbell, Jeff Corey and Kim Darcy. ‘True Grit’ 2010, directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Coen, based on True Grit by Charles Portis. Starring Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin and introducing Hailee Steinfeld.   […] More

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    Quentin vs. Coens Art Show

    Spoke Art, the team behind the recent Wes Anderson-themed Bad Dads exhibit in San Francisco is heading to New York for their next big film-themed art show titled Quentin vs. Coens. The exhibit will be open from April 7-April 9 at the Bold Hype Gallery in Manhattan and includes work from over 100 artists who […] More

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    Infographic: Oscars vs. Box Office

    Winners of Best Picture range from the budget-breaking Titanic to the relatively inexpensive American Beauty, but an Oscar win can in fact increase ticket sales to a film that normally wouldn’t have most moviegoers flocking to see it on the big screen. Here is an interesting infographic titled Oscars vs. The Box Office which displays […] More

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    First Details on the New Charlie Kaufman And Spike Jonze Film

    It was reported a while back that Spike Jonze (Where The Wild Things Are) and screenwriter Charlie Kaufman are teaming up for their third collaboration together after the critically acclaimed hits Being John Malkovich and Adaptation. According to Deadline the project is in negotiations to be picked by Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures, and is “a […] More

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    A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Oscars (part 2)

    I will leave the discussion of what/who won/didn’t win and why/why not to others.  I have only one concern:  Did it work? For the now befuddled, let me recap what I laid out back in January when the 2011 Academy Award nominations were announced: A year earlier, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences […] More

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