CineFix presents its top 10 picks of movie scenes where there’s music originating from the scene itself. There’s the ironic background track, the song that’s become synonymous with a character, the hymn of celebration and more.
“Mr. Hammond, after careful consideration I’ve decided not to endorse your park.” Lessons from the Screenplay uses the original Jurassic Park as an example of how a movie’s theme can be used to flesh out characters – to become an embodiment of important questions.
The Royal Ocean Film Society gathered snippets from animation experts that point out the importance of walking in cartoons. We can learn a lot about a character – even a live one – by their walk, and changing even one element of it can drastically change the character.
The area along Wacker Drive near State Street is one of Chicago’s most architecturally significant and iconic locales. Perhaps that’s why Hollywood loves to destroy it over and over again. The A.V. Club looks at some of the many movies which made a mess of the place.
(PG-13: Language) Netflix’s Mindhunter has a repetitive flow and is heavy on dialogue. But it keeps viewers watching by recreating Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter’s conversations in Silence of the Lambs – conveying information through framing and body language.
The creators of Black Mirror were partly inspired by The Twilight Zone. In fact, as Lessons from the Screenplay points out, USS Callister is an updated version of a particular The Twilight Zone episode. He also points out the masterful efficiency of USS Callister‘s script.
(Spoilers) Science fiction often relies on the idea that robotic uprisings come from androids gaining human-like emotions. Trekspertise provides their thoughts on why Westworld’s approach is more compelling and believable in this excellent video essay.
(PG-13) From overblown colors, to double vision, to reverberating sounds, filmmakers have tried for years to provide a cinematic representation of being stoned out of your mind. Fandor explores some of the many ways films try to replicate the state of being high.
Lessons from the Screenplay looks back at one of 2017’s best films, a psychological horror that blends in biting social commentary, and scared the living pants off of people while still being intelligent and original. Man, that “no, no, no” scene with Georgina still gives us chills.