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Film as Literature

Has The Boat Already Set Sail Before The Sunset?

Before Sunset (2004)   Richard Linklater's sequel to "Before Sunrise" (1995) is named, believe it or not, "Before Sunset" . Just likes it's ancestor, Linklater this time shared his screenplay credits with main actors Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, as well as Kim Krizan, who... Continue Reading →

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Before The Sunrise Begins An Endless Amount Of Possibilities

Before Sunrise (1995) Arguably America's finest part-trilogy of romance, "Before Sunrise" was written and directed by self-taught director Richard Linklater in 1995. The film became such a hit amongst critics and avid movie-goers that Linklater was forced into creating a trilogy based on the two famous characters,... Continue Reading →

You Don’t Know How Hard Life Can Get Until You’ve Been A 13-Year-Old Girl

The Virgin Suicides (1999) This American teenage drama "The Virgin Suicides" was written and directed by Sofia Coppola in 1999. Quite admirably, this film made it her directional debut into the movie making scene, and famously went on to create another cinema gem four... Continue Reading →

Mephistopheles

FEATURE: VOL. 2 In the second half of this series of film analysis, we have covered a range of different themes and narratives, which stem from exploring the pessimistic view's of human nature in "The Mist" and "Affliction", to witnessing the chaotic frenzy... Continue Reading →

Unlocking The Pain That Keeps On Afflicting

Affliction (1997)   This hard biting "Affliction" was written and directed in 1997 by a familiar individual within this series, "Paul Schrader". Who if you remember, wrote and directed "Hardcore" (1979),  as well as famously collaborating with Martin Scorsese in creating two cinematic classics, "Taxi Driver" (1976)... Continue Reading →

Lifting The Mist

The Mist (2007) The supernatural horror movie "The Mist" was written and directed by three time Oscar nominee "Frank Darabont" in November, 2007. Darabont is famously known for creating "The Shawshank Redemption", "The Green Mile" , and "The Majestic"; all of which are great... Continue Reading →

Analyzing Hitchcock’s ‘The Birds’ Preferred Over His Alleged Sexual Desires for his ‘Birds’ Actress

The Birds (1963) The chaotic frenzy of flying monsters that is "The Birds", was directed by Sir Alfred Hitchcock in 1963. The film was roughly adapted from a Daphne Du Maurier's novelette, also called "The Birds", which was first published in her 1952 collection... Continue Reading →

The Art In Dissecting Livestock

The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) "The Silence of the Lambs" was directed and produced by Jonathan Demme, which he directly adapted from Thomas Harris's third novel, also named "The Silence of the Lambs", published just three years earlier in 1988. During the... Continue Reading →

The F.B.I’s Manhunt For Monstrous Killer Leads To Self-Discovery

Manhunter (1986) "Manhunter" was both written and directed by Michael Mann in 1986, making it his third feature film in five years. After the flop of his second film "The Keep", Mann became the first director who transformed the 1981 novel, "Red Dragon", and most famously, the... Continue Reading →

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