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Realer Than Reality: The New Hidden-Camera Movies

Matt Singer traces the roots of the “Hidden Camera” genre from its “Candid Camera” days to most recent experiments like Under the Skin featuring Scarlett Johansson. Through most of Under The Skin’s first half, Johansson’s unnamed character repeats this ritual over and over, collecting victims—almost all played by non-actors—and luring them back to her lair. To make Read MoreRead More

In bed with Bollywood: sex and censorship in Indian cinema

Bollywood may be the blushing ballerina to Hollywood’s brazen pole-dancing stripper, but, as the history of film censorship in India reveals, its screen stars are no stranger to the lip lock With India being the world’s biggest producer of films (around 1000 last year, twice that of America) its censor board, aka the Central Board Read MoreRead More

Did HIMYM Earn Its Ending? | PBS Idea Channel

I Met Your Mother is a popular sitcom that has been running 9 years, teasing its audience the whole long way with the riddle of the identity of THE MOTHER. But with its recent finale and the mystery resolved, the reaction was mixed. Did Ted end up with who he was meant to all along? Read MoreRead More

Cinefix’s 12 Best Long Takes

Cinefix picks their top 12 Best Long Takes in the history of film. The Protector – Restaurant Fight Scene Director: Prachya Pinkaew Synopsis: A young fighter named Kham must go to Australia to retrieve his stolen elephant. With the help of a Thai-born Australian detective, Kham must take on all comers, including a gang led Read MoreRead More

Lars Von Trier: Cinema’s Dancer in the Dark

Nelson Carvajal and Arielle Bernstein tango with Lars Von Trier In my writing group, a friend describes the way that, when you edit a piece of writing, you should look for hot spots, places where the strength of emotion is so great that heat radiates outwards. These are the places that jolt the heart, that Read MoreRead More

Behind the Scenes of “I Love Lucy” – 1953

Go behind the scenes of “I Love Lucy” – the television show that would set the model for practically all live studio audience sitcoms since. Video Description “I Love Lucy” is an American television sitcom starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley. The black-and-white series originally ran from October 15, 1951, to Read MoreRead More

Building a Brand – Never Stop Asking “Why?”

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but they will remember what you made them feel. That line of thought by Maya Angelou has guided Legendary designer Michael Wolff over his long career. Check out more in this interview from 99u. We won’t remember the commercial, the logo, or the Read MoreRead More

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