The Queue

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American Psycho Card Scene

Dueling Fonts: Dissecting the ‘American Psycho’ Business Card Scene

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Death by a thousand (paper) cuts.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Why the Living Animation in ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ Works So Well

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They’re not bad. Quite the opposite. They were drawn to maintain an eye-line.

Shaun Of The Dead Off Screen Space

The Terrifying, Humorous, and Thematic Potential of Off-Screen Space

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“There is always an out-of-sight just as there is always an off-screen” – Victor Perkins

The Graduate Ending Bus

Contrast and a Needle Drop: Dissecting the Iconic Ending of ‘The Graduate’

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If there’s one thing that’ll give your life purpose, it’s disrupting a wedding, right? Right?!

Lion

How Pollution is Changing the Way Films are Shot in India

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*laughs nervously in West Coast wildfire*

Bo Burnham Inside Format

Mediation, Artifice, and the Anxious Digital Format of ‘Bo Burnham: Inside’

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Well, well. Look who’s inside again.

Marie Antoinette Mise En Scene

‘Marie Antoinette’ and the Argument for Mise-en-Scène as Film Form

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Sometimes a prop is more than just a prop.

Robin Hood Disney

The Cinematic Life (and Death) of Robin Hood: How Realism Kills Legends

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“Rob? That’s a naughty word. We never rob. We just sort of borrow a bit from those who can afford it.”

Only God Forgives film lighting gaffer

An (Illuminating) Beginner’s Guide to What a Gaffer Does on a Film Set

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Ever wondered what, or who, a “gaffer” is? Well, let’s … shed some light on the subject.