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Get Realer — Real Life
"If CGI makes anything possible, why has it led to so many remakes?"
cgi  movies  cinema  franchise  capital  nostalgia 
14 days ago by tsuomela
I’ll Be Watching You
Review of Dragonfly Eyes by Xu Bing. A film made up of surveillance footage.
review  surveillance  film  movie  cinema 
july 2018 by tsuomela
How John Wayne Became a Hollow Masculine Icon - The Atlantic
"Wayne and Ford: The Films, the Friendship, and the Forging of an American Hero By Nancy Schoenberger Nan A. Talese / Doubleday Hank and Jim: The Fifty-Year Friendship of Henry Fonda and James Stewart By Scott Eyman Simon & Schuster"
books  review  american-studies  culture  film  cinema  history  20c  biography 
november 2017 by tsuomela
The Birdcage «
"How Hollywood’s toxic (and worsening) addiction to franchises changed movies forever in 2014"
movies  cinema  film  filmmaking  economics  novelty 
january 2015 by tsuomela
Technopolis: Why so few utopias in science fiction cinema?
"By: Langdon Winner (This is a talk I gave at a panel on science fiction at the conference of the Society for Social Studies of Science, Copenhagen, October 19, 2012.)"
sf  fiction  film  cinema  movies  optimism  utopia  dystopia  pessimism  imagination  future 
january 2013 by tsuomela
"Avenge me! AVENGE ME!" - scanners
"When I say superhero movies aren't taken seriously (by critics, fans or filmmakers), I don't mean that people aren't invested in them (analytically, emotionally, financially) but that, as we've been saying year in and year out about certain kinds of fantasy-action-science-fiction blockbuster attempts since the late 1970s, they're more like amusement park rides (and they eventually become those, too) than movies. Superhero partisans do indeed take these pictures seriously, but only insofar as "seriously" can be interpreted to mean "lacking a sense of humor." "
cinema  movies  film  comics  genre 
may 2012 by tsuomela : books
"“It was the biggest upheaval in film exhibition since synchronized sound. Between 2010 and 2012, the world’s film industries forever changed the way movies were shown.”

This is the opening sentence of Pandora’s Digital Box: Films, Files, and the Future of Movies. Written in lively and accessible language, it tells the story of how the recent revolution in film projection came about. It also situates the digital change in the history of American film distribution and moviegoing."
book  e-books  digital  cinema  movies  film 
may 2012 by tsuomela
VES Honoree and Effects Guru Douglas Trumbull on How Technology, Spectacle Can Rescue Hollywood - Hollywood Reporter
"My experience has shown me that in spite of the fact that there’s incredible genius in this room, with these master craftsmen that are really holding up the tentpoles and making these amazing visions that everybody wants to see, the latest amazing thing, amazing monster, amazing place, whatever it is, there are some structural problems inside the motion picture industry and the entertainment industry, which is that the studios who are producing and distributing the content have virtually no technological infrastructure inside their management structure. They rely entirely on third-party purveyors of special services, whether they’re actors, directors, or special effects people, and so they don’t really understand the technology of their own medium."
movies  film  cinema  arts  technology  business  distribution 
april 2012 by tsuomela
Taking Barack To The Movies
"I am a British writer and critic living in New York. I have written two books, Blockbuster: How Hollywood Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Summer (Simon
weblog-individual  movies  film  cinema 
april 2011 by tsuomela
Self-Styled Siren: Intimacy at the Movies
Some contemporary films do cast a marvelous spell for me; Avatar, the aforementioned NYFF films. I want to see more that can do the same. But if I want a film to speak to my most secret Siren soul, something to forget my life and the venue and possibly even the day of the week and whoever is sitting next to me, I'm looking at immensely better odds if I go pre-1960. Casual intimacy for me usually comes in black and white or Technicolor. Or sepia. Or Color by Deluxe. I've been intimate with sepia and Deluxe.
movies  film  cinema  black-and-white  1h20c  classics 
november 2010 by tsuomela
Issue 27, Take Three | Reverse Shot
Reverse Shot - film magazine issue on sound design.
movies  cinema  film-studies  sound  design  criticism 
july 2010 by tsuomela
Self-Reliant Film
Self-Reliant Film was started in November 2005 by Paul Harrill.

The purpose of the blog is to champion small-crew, low-budget, and regional filmmaking.
weblog-individual  filmmaking  art  cinema  movies  video  production 
january 2009 by tsuomela
He Saw It Coming - The Atlantic (November 2008)
His films are testaments to central truths of the current media environment: that mere logic is powerless against a brilliant projection of personality, that self-conscious “objectivity” and truth-telling are very different things, and that compelling narrative is impervious to facts. From the selling of the Iraq War to the selling of Sarah Palin, Watkins, like Orwell before him, shows how we are lied to, and how we lie to ourselves.
film  review  cinema  media  mediation 
november 2008 by tsuomela
Founded in November 1996, Film-Philosophy is an international academic journal dedicated to philosophically reviewing film studies, philosophical aesthetics, and world cinema.
film  cinema  theory  philosophy  journals  criticism  journal  online  review  import-delicious 
march 2008 by tsuomela
Wholphin DVD
dvd magazine published by mcsweeneys
cinema  culture  dvd  film  magazine  video 
february 2007 by tsuomela
Angry Alien Productions, Sase and Topsie
Bunny theater parodies, movies in 30 seconds starring bunnies.
arts  humor  cinema  movies  video  parody  animation 
august 2006 by tsuomela

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