Only a couple of weeks after his excellent video essay on Steven Spielberg and the Art of Oners, Tony Zhou is back with another excellent video, making a long overdue point and, in the process, praising one of the last comedy masters: Edgar Wright. Edgar Wright is known for his energetic and creative filmmaking style […]
Feeling Down After Another Setback? Video Essay “The Long Game” Will Help Put Your Career Into Perspective And Find a New Breath
The life of a freelance storyteller is anything but a clear path, there is no recipe to anything but this three truth: work hard, work every day and don’t lose faith [and stay a decent human being in the process ]. But even if you apply these three ingredients, no chefs can tell you when you’ll […]
About a year ago, Flavorwire, inspired by the 85 Films that Shaped Martin Scorsese decided to go on a hunt and find as many audio references as possible coming from Scorsese himself, where the filmmaker would mention these said films. And on top of the audio, they would add the scenes Martin Scorsese was referring […]
By now you are probably familiar with Kerby Ferguson, the writer/director/producer behind the excellent Everything is a Remix series, that connects dots in enlightening. Ferguson is currently working on This Is Not A Conspiracy Theory , a series of videos he successfully funded on Kickstarter, but just shared a one-off about the iPhone. Everything Is a […]
The Dissolve, a new website owned by Pitchfork Media that launched this past July, has kicked its first month with a video essay on Dissolves in Films [The Dissolve on Dissolves]. In this video, that will hopefully have follow-ups, a series of dissolves used throughout movies are shown and their impact explained. Like Anne V. Coates mentioned with the […]
Since Chuck Palahniuk just made his announcement that he was working on a Fight Club sequel, in the form of a graphic novel, it felt particularly appropriate to share From the Panel to the Frame: Style and Scott Pilgrim today. In this excellent 18 minute video essay, Drew Morton uses Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, a graphic novel series turned video […]
Like many, I find Terrence Malick‘s universe fascinating and enchanting. The filmmaker with 6 movies over 35 years has such a strong vision of the stories he wants to tell that there is a visual consistency that carries throughout his work, story after story, no matter the subject, the setting and the time it takes […]
From the ‘Golden Group‘ of directors that rebuilt the Hollywood System in the 70s and became ‘cult filmmakers’ adored by the following generations, Steven Spielberg might be the one that divides people the most. Too mainstream, too successful, too ‘all over the place’, too sentimental, too patriotic, many feel uneasy in their ‘cinephile’ chore and […]
Wes Anderson has directed 7 features in 18 years but most of them remain unseen by a mainstream audience. Those who have been exposed at least once to his universe can always recognize his touch. As Moonrise Kingdom breaks the numbers and surprises the skepticals, I thought I would share Matt Zoller Seitz‘s excellent five part analysis The Substance of […]
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