Tag Archives: Intensified Continuity

It’s Just… Television

Let me say up front that I think Anthony Hopkins is a fantastic actor. I haven’t had a chance to see Westworld, either, so it’s entirely possible I’d think it’s a great show. But I don’t think this scene deserves the … Continue reading

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Mad Cutting Rates

Special Bonus Entry! (Via The A.V. Club) Vashi Neodomansky tried an experiment- he played five movies The Bourne Ultimatum, Mad Max: Fury Road, Domino, Taken 3, and Resident Evil: Apocalypse at 12x normal speed, and created this video to let … Continue reading

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Why So Close?

Tony from Every Frame a Painting has a new video out, which is all about one of my favorite unused tools a director has: ensemble staging. It’s an endangered species in most mainstream movies. Production values, fashion styles, and special … Continue reading

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Friday the 13th Part II: A Cashcow Grows Up Before Our Eyes

Part I is here. Friday the 13th is a franchise that runs on formula. It’s fairly straightforward, but the initial premise proved repetitive, and later entries seem to move away from it. The films all fit neatly into the Three … Continue reading

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Friday the 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter on Suspense

Editor’s note: Fair warning- Several scenes of graphic, bloody violence are discussed in detail below. With pictures. Small children and people with heart conditions, by all means, continue. Part I. Part II. Part III. The Friday the 13th films are … Continue reading

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Nothing But Noise

Remember that scene in Back to the Future, where Marty McFly’s band is told by a judge that they can’t play at the school dance because they’re just “too darn loud?” Of course you do. Loud music isn’t new- and … Continue reading

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Andrew’s Blog- Now in 3D!

Or not. Sorry. But to make up for it, here’s Roger Ebert on a (possibly insurmountable?) problem for 3D films. He posts a letter from Walter Murch, a highly respected editor and sound designer. Murch says that the 3D illusion … Continue reading

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