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▶ John Williams and Gustavo Santaolalla on Jaws and Bernard Herrmann - YouTube

Oscar-winning composer John Williams at the Academy event "Behind the Score: The Art of the Film Composer" at LACMA's Bing Theater on July 21, 2014. Watch mo...
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Gender bias in the film industry: 75% of blockbuster crews are male - The Guardian

Gender bias in the film industry: 75% of blockbuster crews are male - The Guardian | CopenFilmStudies | Scoop.it
The Guardian Gender bias in the film industry: 75% of blockbuster crews are male The Guardian Figures seen by the Guardian have revealed that gender disparity is entrenched in the film industry, where more than three-quarters of the crew involved...
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Read about bias in the media.

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From "Rio Bravo" to "The Insider": The Western Roots of Michael Mann's Film on Its 15th Anniversary | Balder and Dash | Roger Ebert

From "Rio Bravo" to "The Insider": The Western Roots of Michael Mann's Film on Its 15th Anniversary | Balder and Dash | Roger Ebert | CopenFilmStudies | Scoop.it
An appreciation of Michael Mann's "The Insider" on its 15th anniversary that connects Michael Mann's film with the westerns of Howard Hawks.
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When we watch current films (although "The Insider" is now 15 years old), we must understand "why" and "how" these films are created.

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▶ John Williams on the Power of Film Music - YouTube

Oscar-winning composer John Williams at the Academy event "Behind the Score: The Art of the Film Composer" at LACMA's Bing Theater on July 21, 2014. Watch mo...
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The Shawshank Redemption Movie Review (1994) | Roger Ebert

The Shawshank Redemption Movie Review (1994) | Roger Ebert | CopenFilmStudies | Scoop.it
It is a strange comment to make about a film set inside a prison, but "The Shawshank Redemption" creates a warm hold on our feelings because it makes us a member of a family. Many movies offer us vicarious experiences and quick, superficial emotions. "Shawshank" slows down and looks. It uses the narrator's calm, observant voice to include us in the story of men who have formed a community behind bars. It is deeper than most films; about continuity in a lifetime, based on friendship and hope.
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This is a wonderful essay on the meaning of this film!  Beyond the technical aspects of this film (which are numerous), there is something "deeper" that connects this film to audiences.  I think Roger Ebert does a good job touching on what makes this film "great"!

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