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).
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Let’s Shake On It: The Cinematic Persistence of Faust

By Meg Shields 

Buckle up kiddos we’re going to talk about Satan. Why the legend of the man who sold his soul is one of the most resilient narratives in film.

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A Fantastic Folly: Reviving ‘Fantasia’ and the Remake Ouroboros

By Meg Shields 

The troubled history of Walt Disney’s great experiment, and the grotesque implications of the live-action remake of Fantasia’s “Night on Bald Mountain.”

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The Unheralded Imagination of Early DreamWorks Animation

By Meg Shields 

Remembering the genuine creative risks of DreamWorks’ early repertoire, and the heat death of traditional animation.

Logan Noir Standing

‘Logan Noir’ and A Brief History of the Black-and-White Cut

By Meg Shields 

In praise of monochrome: why black-and-white remasters aren’t just a gimmick, and what they can teach us about visual storytelling.

Cinematic Spinsters

Anatomy of a Spinster: 6 Species of Cinematic Old Maids

By Meg Shields 

Each one greater and more terrible than the last.

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Stranger Than Fiction: The Truthiness of ‘Fargo’

By Meg Shields 

“You don’t have to have a true story to make a true story movie.”

One Actor, Many Roles: The Mouse That Roared Peter Sellers

The Early History of One Actor Playing Many Roles in a Single Film

By Meg Shields 

Containing multitudes is a time-honored cinematic tradition.

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Trials and Tribulations: The Art of Adapting Kafka

By Meg Shields 

Should all adaptations of classic works be faithful?

The Graduate Rack Focus

4 Must-Watch Films If You’re About to Graduate College and Feel Lost as F*ck

By Meg Shields 

A cinematic guide to confronting postgrad malaise.