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Based on Film Studies Course, TUT, South Africa. Case study directors include Hitchcock, Woody Allen, Charlie Kaufman, Al Pacino, Francis Ford Coppola, Von Trier, Warren Beatty and Alexander Sokurov...David Fincher, Orson Welles...and the production practices and theories of Dogme 95, the French New Wave, early Russian Cinema and the Hollywood Western.
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The Social Network – review

The Social Network – review | Maverick Cinema | Scoop.it
David Fincher captures the spiteful personalities and hyperactive spirit of the age with the story of Facebook's creation, writes Peter Bradshaw
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A film that focuses on maverick genius....

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Michael Cimino’s ‘Heaven’s Gate’ Returns to Film Forum

Michael Cimino’s ‘Heaven’s Gate’ Returns to Film Forum | Maverick Cinema | Scoop.it
“Heaven’s Gate,” the 1980 film that torpedoed both a legendary studio and the New Hollywood era, has been restored and gets a new lease on life.
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Our final film, fittingly timed for its 2013 restoration (NOT "recut").

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March 2006: Peter Biskind on Warren Beatty and the making of Reds

March 2006: Peter Biskind on Warren Beatty and the making of Reds | Maverick Cinema | Scoop.it
Peter Biskind chronicles how Warren Beatty seized his chance to defy Hollywood wisdom by making Reds, a big-budget docudrama sympathetic to the Russian Revolution.
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Great overview on the re-release, 25 year special...

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Eisenstein Montage Examples!

I shot this short for my final project for my Classical Film Theory class. In it, you can see, in order, Eisenstein's 5 types of montage: Metric, Rhythmic, T...
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How easy can it be....?????

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The Theory of Montage:

CINEMA OF THE SOVIET UNION “Montage” Sergei Eisenstein Film Theory and Criticism III Tshwane University of Technology Presented by: Greg du Tertre - (B-
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From student to students...as we were saying in regards to Hitchcock...

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New Historicism

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In preparation on our Semester Two work on the Russian Revolution and the American West...research links coming...

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Russian Archives Online > Gallery > Eisenstein

Russian Archives Online > Gallery > Eisenstein | Maverick Cinema | Scoop.it
Russian Archives Online provides access to and licenses for commercial use archival photograph, films, images and audio from Russia and the archives of the former Soviet Union.
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The archives is also an excellent gangway into the Russian history that will contextualise our first three epic films...

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1917 Russian Revolution

A brief account of the Russian Revolution of 1917. The causes, events and consequences.
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Quick useful insight as prep for our first three films beginning with Eisenstein...

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GreenCine | Dogme95

GreenCine | Dogme95 | Maverick Cinema | Scoop.it
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The second maverick school under scrutiny in prep for our second practical exploration...

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Looking for Richard

Looking for Richard | Maverick Cinema | Scoop.it
Looking for Richard a smart, fascinating behind-the-scenes look at adapting Shakespeare.
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Our 4th case study film....

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BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Pacino named 'greatest film star'

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Pacino named 'greatest film star' | Maverick Cinema | Scoop.it
Godfather star Al Pacino is chosen as the greatest film star of all time, in a poll of British movie fans.
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And our next case study actor/director is...

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Russian Ark Movie Review & Film Summary (2003) | Roger Ebert

Russian Ark Movie Review & Film Summary (2003) | Roger Ebert | Maverick Cinema | Scoop.it
Every review of "Russian Ark" begins by discussing its method. The movie consists of one unbroken shot lasting the entire length of the film, as a camera glides through the Hermitage, the repository of Russian art and history in St.
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...last words go to Roger Ebert...

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Main Page. The Island of Sokurov. An Official Website of Alexander Sokurov

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Our latest case study director, contemporary Russian film director Alexander Sokurov...

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Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America: Peter Biskind: 9780743246590: Amazon.com: Books

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Actor, producer, writer, director..."Biskind shows how Beatty used star power, commercial success, savvy, and charm to bend Hollywood moguls to his will, establishing an unprecedented level of independence while still working within the studio system...."

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Oktober by Sergei Eisenstein

A fragment from Oktober by Sergei Eisenstein. This fragment shows several excellent examples of the Soviet Montage Technics, developed to improve the propaga...
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As seen in class...

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Manifest Destiny

Manifest Destiny | Maverick Cinema | Scoop.it
Manifest Destiny was the idea that America was destined to stretch from the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans.
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Birth of Soviet Cinema 2 - Eisenstein - Potemkin, October

The production of this documentary was a significant feature of the Khrushchev cultural thaw. Russians were able to see the work of the Soviet experimental f...
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And let's not forget montage...

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Cannes celebrates the movie mavericks

Cannes celebrates the movie mavericks | Maverick Cinema | Scoop.it
Four films from directors who have consistently gone against Hollywood's grain premiered at the festival last week, a sign that the outsider can still thrive in cinema
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A Coppola interview from the heart

A Coppola interview from the heart | Maverick Cinema | Scoop.it
Oscar-winning writer-director-producer Francis Ford Coppola makes movies to understand himself.
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Returning to Paramount, 2013...

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French New Wave Film (Nouvelle Vague): Where to Start

French New Wave Film (Nouvelle Vague): Where to Start | Maverick Cinema | Scoop.it
How and where to start watching the Nouvelle Vague, French New Wave, and International new wave films.
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French New Wave Guide : NewWaveFilm.com

French New Wave Guide : NewWaveFilm.com | Maverick Cinema | Scoop.it
a complete guide to French New Wave / Nouvelle Vague and International new wave films.
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Heading towards our 2nd practical exercise....

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Charlie Kaufman on his latest film & why "movies are dead"

Screenwriter/director Charlie Kaufman discusses his latest film Synecdoche, New York, the differences between writing films vs. theater, and offers words of ...
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The students were befuddled, amazed, frustrated, confused. But we are doing Maverick Cinema.

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