Looking at the fine line between the art and practicality of film editing

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An action, act, or scene must somehow transition. This is where an array of specific cuts can call into play.
More than taking the bulk of footage and splicing it apart and composing it together; editing is diverse. The editor’s assembly line can manipulate time, space and visuals. An editor has the ability to enhance plot […]

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An Ode to Teenhood

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Coming-of-age films serve as a realistic yet dramatised overview of what life in high school is like: makeup transformations, popularity contests, boy trouble which perfectly describes Mean Girls. As a result of teen films, living vicariously through characters played by grown women and men has become one of my many skills. Through all those montages […]

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To The Bone of Contention: Eating Disorders on Screen

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Great cinema is escapism but it is also reality: a film that leads us to examine and subsequently question our everyday lives can have just as much of an effect as one that takes us to explore foreign lands, fantasy worlds or faraway galaxies. Within psychological cinema, however, lies an inherent danger for filmmakers and […]

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The Muse and Creative Process in Film

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Earlier this week my seventeen year old sister excitedly rang me and explained that whilst waiting outside the shop where she works at the end of her shift, an elderly gentleman had slowly driven past a few times as she stood alone in the street before nervously approaching her. In bumbling sentences he explained, “I […]

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Mainstream Resistance

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At the beginning of last year, Beyoncé’s performance of Formation at Super bowl 50 shocked the 111 million strong audience, exploding the preoccupations of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement and a newly politicised generation into the mainstream.
Surrounded by black women wearing the trademark leather jackets and berets of the Black Panther Party, and giving […]

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