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Initial Thoughts on The Force Awakens

It’s all spoilers, people. You have been warned! At the time of this writing, I’ve seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens twice three times: once with Beca and Annika on opening day, once with Beca and my sister-in-law on Christmas Eve, … Continue reading

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Shapeshifting Films

Most motion pictures are presented in one of a handful of typical aspect ratios, but some filmmakers choose, for a variety of reasons, to change that basic shape of the image during the film. Continue reading

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“Over the Top” Shots

A few years back, I posted about seeing a visual quote of a Transformers shot in Tangled/Rapunzel and another in Rango. Since then I have found three four five seven many more. Does that mean I get to name it? If so, I’m dubbing it … Continue reading

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Tangled Pays Homage to Transformers

The core of my academic schtick, if you will, is finding connections and through-lines between films. If you’ve seen more than one of my lectures, this is not news to you. I love looking at “cinematic conversations” between filmmakers and … Continue reading

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