Tag Archives: Film

Inspiration – The Colors of “The Fall”

Color can be a very useful tool when telling a story. Many of us have been trained to notice colors, since colors are often used as symbols for meaning. Red is stop, green is go. Yellow or orange can mean … Continue reading

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“Big Fish”: Tall Tales Stretching from the Page to the Silver Screen (Part 2 of 2)

Many of the scenes in the Big Fish script seems long and a bit dry. Luckily, in the world of cinema, editing can make even the simplest scenes exciting, dramatic, and short. While the editing in Big Fish conforms to many of … Continue reading

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“Big Fish”: Tall Tales Stretching from the Page to the Silver Screen (Part 1 of 2)

Made in 2003, Big Fish is one of the smaller films from famous (and infamous) director Tim Burton. Based on a novel by the same name, the book made the jump to the silver screen with all the grace of … Continue reading

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An Examination of “The Graduate”

“I want to say one word to you. Just one word.” “Yes, sir?” “Are you listening?” “Yes, sir.” “…Plastics.” One of the iconic scenes from the movie that made Dustin Hoffman a star and the name Mrs. Robinson synonymous with … Continue reading

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Inspiration – Ben-Hur and the Power of Faith

To say that I was raised by films would not be a wholly inaccurate statement. Many holidays or celebrations have watching one or more movies on the day as a vital component. At Christmas my family always watches Rudolph the … Continue reading

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Calm Before the Storm: Analyzing Hitchcock’s “North by Northwest”

When it comes to iconic directors of the Studio Era of Hollywood, one cannot overlook the masterful movies of Alfred Hitchcock. A visionary behind the camera and a good eye for talent, his movies were cinematically stunning as well as … Continue reading

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Inspiration – Questioning Morality with The Boondock Saints

“And shepherds we shall be. For Thee, my Lord, for Thee. Power hath descended forth from Thy hand. That our feet may swiftly carry out Thy command. And we shall flow a river forth to Thee. And teeming with souls … Continue reading

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Inspiration – Making Connections with 1776

Seeing as how it’s Presidents’ Day tomorrow, it feels only fitting to talk about a show which captures the very beginnings of the United States of America, 1776. 1776 opened on Broadway in spring of 1969 and was well received … Continue reading

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Coming Out of the Closet: “Carrie”, “Halloween”, and the Duality of Safe Spaces (Part 1 of 2)

Marilyn Ferguson, a founding member of the Association of Humanistic Psychology, observed that “Fear is a question: What are you afraid of, and why? … Your fears are a treasure-house of self-knowledge if you explore them” (Moncur). Horror movies are … Continue reading

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Inspiration – The Mystery of Laura and Love

My recent posts about the similarity between the figures of the Fembot and the Femme Fatale from classic film noir have put me in a singularly shadowy mood. What better way to indulge this sense of sensual melodrama than viewing … Continue reading

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