The Queue

The Queue is an oft-recurring column in which Meg Shields provides you with a distraction of curated video content sourced from across the web.

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit

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


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


“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’


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


How Pollution is Changing the Way Films are Shot in India


*laughs nervously in West Coast wildfire*

Bo Burnham Inside Format

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


Well, well. Look who’s inside again.

Marie Antoinette Mise En Scene

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


Sometimes a prop is more than just a prop.

Robin Hood Disney

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


“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


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

The Rocketeer

Warmth, Wonder, and the Wild Cinematic Shelf Life of ‘The Rocketeer’


Look up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s one of the most earnest and bizarre superhero movies ever made!