The Queue

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Boogie Nights boom operator

What a Boom Operator Does On a Movie Set

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Here comes the boom mic.

Barb And Star Go to Vista Del Mar

Where Have All the Studio Comedies Gone?

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(To “Vista Del Mar,” it turns out.)

Cowboy Bebop Blade Runner

‘Cowboy Bebop’, ‘Blade Runner’, and the Ouroboros of Influence

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A good deal of modern sci-fi owes a debt to ‘Blade Runner’ … some more than others.

The Hills Have Eyes

Chew on This: The Anatomy of the ‘Hills Have Eyes’ Franchise

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Is anyone else feeling … dusty?

Interstellar Christopher Nolan Resurrection

Rebirth and Resurrection in Christopher Nolan Films

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All we’re saying is that if you come back from the dead, it’s very important to shout “the prestige!”

Hair Wolf

In Praise of ‘Hair Wolf’: A Short Film About the Horrors of Appropriation

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I guess you could say this is a pretty … hairy … situation.

20Th Century Fox Logo

Darryl F. Zanuck and the Rise and Assimilation of 20th Century Fox

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From CinemaScope to Murdoch to merging with the House of Mouse.

Rear Window and classical hollywood storytelling

The Ins and Outs of Identifying Classical Hollywood Storytelling

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Think of it as an “I Spy” puzzle but for the basic principles of classical era storytelling.

Batman

Remembering Batmania: The Revolutionary Marketing of 1989’s ‘Batman’

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Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na batmania!