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Nathan Rabin apologizes for coining the term “Manic Pixie Dream Girl”

Nathan Rabin created the term “Manic Pixie Dream Girl” back in 2007… he’s sorry he did. When I coined the term “Manic Pixie Dream Girl” in an essay about the movie “Elizabethtown” in 2007, I never could have imagined how that phrase would explode. Describing the film’s adorably daffy love interest played by Kirsten Dunst, Read MoreRead More

Put on a Happy Face: Corporate Event Planning Video

Corporate video is often times a good way for filmmakers to supplement their income. Here’s some guidelines for creating a Corporate Event Video. Event planners are doing more now than ever before. They are the backbone and visual wizards for corporate events. They allow their imaginations to come to life with eye catching visual displays Read MoreRead More

How When Harry Met Sally Used Physical Spacing to Tell Its Love Story

In a series of slides, see how physical space was used to describe the relationship in When Harry Met Sally. It’s safe to assume that the main theme of When Harry Met Sally is about whether men and women can be friends, since the characters talk about it a bunch. However, on the 25th anniversary of the film’s Read MoreRead More

Understanding Art House: Under The Skin

Film is an innately ambiguous language. Art house films exploit that ambuguity by removing familiar (often hackneyed) elements of story that tell us what to feel. For this reason, art films can be frustrating and difficult to appreciate—but a deeper look can yield deeper rewards. Jonathan Glazer’s Under The Skin augments its unsettling qualities by doing just Read MoreRead More

For Taylor Swift, the Future of Music Is a Love Story

Taylor Swift pens this essay on her thoughts on where the music industry is and how to survive in this YouTube hyperconnected world. Where will the music industry be in 20 years, 30 years, 50 years? Before I tell you my thoughts on the matter, you should know that you’re reading the opinion of an Read MoreRead More

10 Lessons from The Grand Budapest Hotel

Matt Howsam identifies 10 things we can learn as filmmakers from the delightful Wes Anderson film The Grand Budapest Hotel. 1. Every detail matters. This should be a relevant lesson to take from several films but it is impossible not to notice the extra special attention to detail  in Wes Anderson’s perfectly constructed worlds.  Grand Budapest Read MoreRead More

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