Filmmaking 360

Chinatown as a Greek Tragedy

Roman Polanski’s 1974 classic Chinatown is many things. It is a murder mystery. A family melodrama. It’s a film noir, a neo noir, a sunshine noir. But also: Chinatown is a Greek tragedy. In Greek tragedies, the protagonists are accomplices in their own downfall. They can’t escape their tragic fate, no matter what they try. Read MoreRead More

The History and Details Surrounding of the Nolan Batman Trilogy

Uninterested in doing a big budget movie based solely on spectacle, Christopher Nolan sought to ground the story of Batman in reality. But using practical effects can sometimes lead to unforeseen problems. This episode of DYKM explores the development and production of Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy and how his vision of a realistic Batman shaped Read MoreRead More

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