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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Fincher and Jonze: From Music Videos to Feature Films

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Since the launch of MTV in 1981, music videos have become extremely popular to mainstream audiences. Even though its main purpose is to promote an artist and their music, music videos have also helped launch the careers of up-and-coming filmmakers, who have turned these promotional clips into innovative and experimental short films. Over the years, […]

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Virtual Acting

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“Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player | That struts and frets his hour upon the stage | And then is heard no more.” These immortal words of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth open Stevan Riley’s 2015 BAFTA-nominated documentary Listen to Me Marlon, an exploration of previously unheard audio from Brando’s personal recordings. We hear these […]

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The Superwomen of Hollywood

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The gender gap. A great enemy of women (and men.) This historic enemy lurks around the corner and throughout history, it has taken possession of the director’s chair in the film industry. With only 7% of female directors accounting for the 200 plus films made in 2016, a decrease from 2015’s 9%, these shocking numbers […]

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