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The Power of Madness

This is what I’d class my first completed short film which I made about a year ago with my friends at College for my AS coursework. 282 more words

Film Makers

Melies Program One by Georges Melies

More evidence of Georges Melies status as the first film-making wizard, Melies Program One (1903) is a short collection of 3 such films. They are more films in the same vein as… 77 more words


Fire by James Williamson

Fire (1901) is an extremely early film which helped usher in the concept of a narrative progression through multiple shots and takes. Through early editing, the film tells of firefighters who respond to a building on fire, and the scenes are in many different places, like a room, the street, and the exterior of the burning building. 35 more words


Anticipation of the Night by Stan Brakhage

This film feels like a test. A test for the audience. A test of the mind, of comprehension, of cognition. But it also is likely a test without an answer. 163 more words


The Tipsy Playboy of One A.M by Charlie Chaplin

The Tipsy Playboy (1916) is one of Charlie Chaplin’s lesser known films, but it’s also rather lengthy and developed. it’s a rare case of an entire film revolving around one scenario, in this case being a drunk who arrives at his house late and tries to have a drink and go to sleep. 162 more words


Jingoistic Troopers: What is Propaganda?

In striving for accessibility, Starship Troopers (1997) pulls a corny b-movie facade over a subtle satire of American jingoism through a masterful understanding of propaganda. Over the belligerent course of football star (where football is at least tribalistic, if not jingoist) to naively obsessing over a high school girlfriend, when protagonist and striving soldier Rico is asked the question, “would you like to know more?” he repeatedly says no. 373 more words