Monthly Archives: December 2010

Socio-Political Symbolism in Dracula

Robert Sklar said the horror movies of the 1930s, like the 1931 film Dracula, expressed the public’s “fear for the survival their society and pleasure at seeing someone… vent his rage at it” (179). Rather than venting rage, one could suppose that it was more along the premise of seizing personal power over society Continue reading

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Top 5 Versions of A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol has been adapted as a film so many times, it seems almost impossible to count. Everyone has a few of them they like more than the others. Here are three of my favorites: Continue reading

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Film Noir: The Mother of the Psychological Thriller

I believe it is possible that psychological thrillers such as Rope (1948), The Shining (1980), Jaws (1975); and the genre of psychological thrillers as a whole are natural extensions of film noir. Continue reading

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Boom Times for Film and Video Makers

Web video has become very profitable and there will be huge increases in motion picture / video related job markets. In other words, now is a good time to be a filmmaker. Continue reading

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The British Invasion . . . of American Television

Watching as much television as I do, I’ve noticed what seems to be turning into an enormous trend: British actors (and some actresses) playing Americans in American TV shows. Continue reading

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