One Perfect Archive


The Horrors of Confined Space in ‘Misery’


In this 1990 classic, a celebrated novelist is trapped by a psychotic nurse, a locked bedroom, and his own celebrity.

Little Miss Sunshine Pagaent

How ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ Uses a Pageant to Bring Its Characters Together


The VW bus may be iconic, but it’s the pageant setting that’s the star of the show.

Jesse James Deakins

Aberration in The Lens: Roger Deakins and Jesse James


The genius cinematographer’s laconic take on the modern western is a masterclass in film photography and light.

Days Of Heaven

How ‘Days of Heaven’ Was Filmed With a Visually Impaired Cinematographer


The 1978 film left a legacy of gorgeous cinematography, and the story behind its production is unforgettable.