The Queue

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James Gandolfini

The Emotional Tour-De-Force of James Gandolfini

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Here’s why James Gandolfini’s performance as Tony Soprano is one of the greatest ever committed to the small screen.

The Red Shoes cinematography

Why ‘The Red Shoes’ Looks So Damn Good

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Vibrant, lively: here’s why ‘The Red Shoes’ packs a visual punch all these years later.

The Town That Dreaded Sundown

Local Acts of Terror: The Legacy of ‘The Town That Dreaded Sundown’

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Bone up on your proto-slasher history. Here’s the forgotten legacy of ‘The Town that Dreaded Sundown.’

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An Oral History of the Time Ridley Scott Burned Down Pinewood Studios

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During the shooting of Ridley Scott’s ‘Legend,’ the famous “James Bond Set” at Pinewood Studios caught fire.

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Re-Imagining ‘The Thing’ as a Big-Band Musical

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Sure the Thing can absorb other life forms but did you know it can also carry a tune?

Man Who Fell To Earth

The Soundtrack That Fell to Earth

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Here’s the story of why Nicolas Roeg decided not to use David Bowie’s proposed soundtrack for ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’.

The Howling

Horrifying and Humorous: The Early Films of Joe Dante

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From ‘Movie Orgy’ to ‘Twilight Zone: The Movie.’

High Heels Pedro Almodovar Sound Design

The Sumptuous Sound Design of Pedro Almodóvar

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Here’s a look at how Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar uses sound design to construct vibrant, tactile worlds.

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How Steven Spielberg Dramatizes the Dinner Table

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Here’s a look at all the humble, but essential, scenes in the films of Steven Spielberg that center around the dinner table.