Meg Shields

Meg Shields is the humble farm boy of your dreams and a senior contributor at Film School Rejects. She currently runs three columns at FSR: The Queue, How'd They Do That?, and Horrorscope. She is also a curator for One Perfect Shot and a freelance writer for hire. Meg can be found screaming about John Boorman's 'Excalibur' on Twitter here: @TheWorstNun. (She/Her).

Remembering Batmania: The Revolutionary Marketing of 1989’s ‘Batman’

By Meg Shields 

Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na batmania!

Movie Snow

How They Make Fake Snow for Movies

By Meg Shields 

There’s snow business like show business.

Ex Machina Alicia Vikander Hallway

What the Fembots of ‘Ex Machina’ Say About the Status of Women in Film

By Meg Shields 

Turing test … Bechtel test … time to get our wires crossed!

The Royal Tenenbaums color temperature

A Beginner’s Guide to Color Temperature in Film

By Meg Shields 

Every film has a light source … and every light source has a color temperature. Here’s an intro to this essential principle of cinematography.

Aguirre The Wrath Of God - New German Cinema

Identity, Rebellion, and the Origins of New German Cinema

By Meg Shields 

Fassbinder, Wenders, and Herzog … oh my!

Mia Hansen Love Sound Design Bergman Island

The Subtle Sound Design of Mia Hansen-Løve

By Meg Shields 

Rustling leaves, the gentle rocking of a subway car … it must be a Mia Hansen-Løve film.

Fantastic Mr Fox Dance Ending

The Art of the Animated Dance Party Ending

By Meg Shields 

Don’t worry we only have good things to say about the Shrek franchise.

Star Wars A New Hope Golden Ratio

How the Golden Ratio Explains Cinema’s Hold On Us

By Meg Shields 

You know what they say. The eyes are the window to the soul.

The French Dispatch Detail

Why ‘The French Dispatch’ is Wes Anderson’s Most Stylish Film To Date

By Meg Shields 

‘The French Dispatch’ is all about having fun with art even when the subject matter is serious. Naturally, the film itself is a stylistic smorgasbord.