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The 20 Best Movies Made For a Million or Less

The 20 Best Movies Made For a Million or Less | UVI Film | Scoop.it
A film’s brilliance should never be reliant on its budget. Of course, certain ideas aren’t possible to execute without the proper funding, but a great i
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11 scary, streamable foreign films to broaden your horror movie horizons

11 scary, streamable foreign films to broaden your horror movie horizons | UVI Film | Scoop.it
From Korean monsters to Mexican ghosts, your guide to vampires, vengeance, and gorefests from around the world.
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How the zombie represents America’s deepest fears

How the zombie represents America’s deepest fears | UVI Film | Scoop.it
A sociopolitical history of zombies, from Haiti to The Walking Dead.
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Nocturnal Animals review – Tom Ford's deliciously toxic tale of revenge

Nocturnal Animals review – Tom Ford's deliciously toxic tale of revenge | UVI Film | Scoop.it
Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams star in the gripping story of a broken-hearted ex-husband who wreaks vengeance decades later with his unpublished novel

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Film Theory

Film Theory | UVI Film | Scoop.it
As the film begins, a shining rectangle illuminates the darkness of the cinema auditorium that, were it horizontal rather than vertical, might be the light-reflecting silver screen itself. This gleaming shape turns out to be a door, which opens onto a – if not the – quintessential North American landscape: Monument Valley, made immortal as the setting and backdrop of numerous Westerns. The camera follows a woman, at first only a silhouette against the bright light, crossing the threshold along with her onto the porch, leaving the darkness inside behind. From far away a man walks toward the settlers’ cabin, a man who is as mythical in Hollywood cinema as the distinctive landscape with the bizarre mountain formations from which he emerges: John Wayne as Ethan Edwards. The motif of entering and leaving, of traversing and crossing – because crossing a threshold always implies leaving a space and entering another – is central to The Searchers (US 1956, John Ford). The film is constructed around a series of crossings and transgressions, and it involves a constant change of places, both literally and metaphorically: It oscillates between familial and racial affiliation, between nature and culture, between wilderness and garden, between convictions and actions.

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Did Gender Alter the Tone of the ‘Alien’ Series? Narrative Implications of Femininity | Bitch Flicks

Did Gender Alter the Tone of the ‘Alien’ Series? Narrative Implications of Femininity | Bitch Flicks | UVI Film | Scoop.it
It is science fiction fact however, that Ellen Ripley should not have been “Ellen Ripley” at all. Dan O’Bannon’s original script for 'Alien' stated: "The crew is unisex and all parts are interchangeable for men and women.” ...
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Documentary- The Story of Content: Rise of the New Marketing

For more info: thestoryofcontent.com Technology has changed the game. Consumers can ignore advertising and marketing at will. To break through the clutter

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How historically accurate is The Revenant?

How historically accurate is The Revenant? | UVI Film | Scoop.it
The Leonardo DiCaprio adventure takes the basic facts of real-life frontiersman Hugh Glass’s ordeal and adds extra characters, extra ultraviolence and more horse guts
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Nicolas Winding Refn: 'I bring the singular, the narcissistic, the high art'

Nicolas Winding Refn: 'I bring the singular, the narcissistic, the high art' | UVI Film | Scoop.it
His films are stylish glitterbombs of sex and death. As The Neon Demon arrives, the director talks about couples therapy, turning down Rihanna – and witnessing a stranger die in an LA parking lot

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[watch] The Directors Series: Four Extensive Essays on the Films of The Coen Brothers

[watch] The Directors Series: Four Extensive Essays on the Films of The Coen Brothers | UVI Film | Scoop.it
Possibly the most extensive and enjoyable survey of the filmmakers’ careers.
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How Stanley Kubrick Used Spatial Awareness and Impossible Architecture to Mess with Your Mind in The Shining

How Stanley Kubrick Used Spatial Awareness and Impossible Architecture to Mess with Your Mind in The Shining | UVI Film | Scoop.it
Collative Learning's brilliant film analysis on The Shining.

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Top 25 Films Noir | Film Noir

Top 25 Films Noir | Film Noir | UVI Film | Scoop.it
My top 25 films noir by year of release. Ranking them would be arbitrary as there is little if anything between them. For my full listing of essential films

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Personality Disorders and the Film Noir Femme Fatale by Scott Snyder - JCJPC, Volume 8, Issue 3

Personality Disorders and the Film Noir Femme Fatale by Scott Snyder - JCJPC, Volume 8, Issue 3 | UVI Film | Scoop.it
Motion pictures can influence the development of both normal and disordered personality. The femme fatale of the film noir movies of the 1940s and 1950s is representative of several related personality disorders characterized by histrionics, self-absorption, psychopathy, and unpredictability. This report will examine how various societal factors occurring during World War II and its aftermath influenced the portrayal of these disordered females and how these depictions, in turn, reflected and influenced American culture at the time. Specific reference to issues of criminology, economics, gender, as well as feminist viewpoints on this phenomenon will be explored.

INTRODUCTION

     The 1940s were an era of "women’s pictures." For the first time Hollywood assembled an array of films depicting the lives, challenges, and emotions of women. Audiences were almost entirely composed of women prior to 1945. The majority of box office stars were female. World War II induced an unparalleled collective response from women, resulting in new perspectives and rising ambitions. By 1944, 85 percent of women wanted to keep their jobs, whereas at the beginning of the war they viewed themselves as temporary custodians for their males’ rightful positions in the workforce when they returned home from the war (Rosen, 1973).

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The Architecture Of Filmmaking: See Your Favorite Movie Scenes As Floor Plans

The Architecture Of Filmmaking: See Your Favorite Movie Scenes As Floor Plans | UVI Film | Scoop.it
Interiors is a magazine devoted to investigating the architectural designs of film settings. Creators Mehruss Jon Ahi and Armen Karaoghlania

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The Psychology of Scary Movies

The Psychology of Scary Movies | UVI Film | Scoop.it
We talked to a horror movie director, a critic, and a sociologist to determine what draws us to horror movies - and keeps drawing us.
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‘A Clockwork Orange’: Kubrick and Burgess’ Vision of the Modern World • Cinephilia & Beyond

‘A Clockwork Orange’: Kubrick and Burgess’ Vision of the Modern World • Cinephilia & Beyond | UVI Film | Scoop.it
Between making 2001: A Space Odyssey and Barry Lyndon, Stanley Kubrick filmed A Clockwork Orange in 1971, the adaptation of Anthony Burgess’ 1962 acclaime
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14 Beautifully Shot Horror Films That Changed Cinematography Forever

14 Beautifully Shot Horror Films That Changed Cinematography Forever | UVI Film | Scoop.it
Talk about killer cinematography. 
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Fight the power: how the female superhero is finally taking flight

Fight the power: how the female superhero is finally taking flight | UVI Film | Scoop.it
After years of trashy remakes and underwhelming supporting roles, do Jessica Jones, Agent Carter and Supergirl represent a new era of female (super) empowerment?

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Ripley, Sexism, and Classism in ‘Aliens’ | Bitch Flicks

Ripley, Sexism, and Classism in ‘Aliens’ | Bitch Flicks | UVI Film | Scoop.it
However, it was not until 1986 that her status as a female badass was truly confirmed in the follow-up, 'Aliens.' Yet, in-universe, it took Ripley much of the movie to gain any respect.
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Oscars 2017: best foreign language race stacked with auteurs and provocations

Oscars 2017: best foreign language race stacked with auteurs and provocations | UVI Film | Scoop.it
In gunning for gold, many countries have opted to elect bold auteurs like Paul Verhoeven and Pedro Almodóvar as their mascots. Will the tactic pay off?
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ALFRED HITCHCOCK ON 3 THEORIES OF FILM EDITING

A portion of a 1964 interview with Alfred Hitchcock from the CBC TV series "Telescope". Here, Hitchcock discusses three theories of film editing wit

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Star Wars’ Rey: Feminist Heroine or Mary Sue? | Bitch Flicks

Star Wars’ Rey: Feminist Heroine or Mary Sue? | Bitch Flicks | UVI Film | Scoop.it
The heroine of the story turned out to be Rey: a lone scavenger using her brain and her strength to survive. ... In a world of fantastical male heroes, is there not room for a legendary woman?
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An Analysis of Quentin Tarantino’s Visual Trademarks and Film Inspirations

An Analysis of Quentin Tarantino’s Visual Trademarks and Film Inspirations | UVI Film | Scoop.it
The Webby Award-winning arts magazine founded by Scene360. Covering fine art, tattoo, graffiti, design, and cinema.

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Metaphilm ::: Nietzsche and the Meaning of Noir

Metaphilm ::: Nietzsche and the Meaning of Noir | UVI Film | Scoop.it
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) was adapted from a novel by the hard-boiled writer James M. Cain. The movie is interspersed with voice-over narration by the protagonist, Frank Chambers (John Garfield), indicating that he is recalling events in the past. Frank is a drifter who takes a job at a remote diner owned by an older man, Nick (Cecil Kellaway), after getting a look at Nick’s stunning young wife, Cora (Lana Turner). There is a strong sexual attraction between Frank and Cora, and, after one aborted attempt, they succeed in killing Nick and making it look like a car accident in order to be together. A suspicious D.A., however, hounds them and finally tricks Frank into signing a statement claiming that Cora murdered Nick. Cora beats the rap, and the lovers are bitterly estranged for a short period. In the end (after some other twists and turns), they come back together, knowing that they’re too much in love to be apart, knowing that they’re fated to be together. Ironically, they have a car accident in which Cora is killed. The D.A. prosecutes Frank for Cora’s murder, and Frank is convicted and sentenced to death. We learn at the end that he has been telling the story to a priest in his prison cell, awaiting execution.

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What is Film Noir? | Film Noir

What is Film Noir? | Film Noir | UVI Film | Scoop.it
“Between the Great Depression and the start of the Cold War, Hollywood went noir, reflecting the worldly, weary, wised-up under current of midcentury America. In classics such as Laura, Sweet Smell of Success, and Double Indemnity, where the shadows of L.A. and New York pulse with killers, corpses, and perilous romance, failure is not only a logical option but a smart-talking seduction.” – Vanity Fair March 2007

The dark night of forsaken city streets, vistas of blissful angst and unholy pilgrimage. I have been there and known their inhabitants: deadly dames, drunken losers, dangerous hoods, crooked cops, dreamers of broken dreams, and flawed heroes.

LA, Frisco, Chicago, and New York. I know these cinematic cities though I have never been. A resident knows his locale, but the city in its ectoplasmic center is not reached corporeally, only in the phantasmagoria of a thousand and one shards of shattered night. Luminescent environs of a cosmic b-movie. Wet asphalt, fog-laden piers, deserted streets, rusting hulks at anchor, the neon glimmer of purgatory dives, cigarettes and booze, dark tenements, the skid of car tires, and the wailing sirens of the dead. Staccato rhythms and aching horns, crowded pavements and desperate loneliness.

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