Monthly Archives: March 2010

Best of the 1990s

The only remaining film decade from recent memory is a tricky one, because it’s the ten-year period in which I ‘came of age’ as a film student, and where my film-watching habit seriously got out of hand. My relationship with … Continue reading

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Saturday Morning Watchmen

Teaching Watchmen alongside Jamesonian theory again this week prompts me to revisit this appropriately bizarre take on Alan Moore’s classic text.

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1% Inspiration, 99% Cliché

A pretty seamless montage of ‘inspirational’ moments from Hollywood history.

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“Eponymous: The Movie”

A surprisingly amusing montage of characters saying the name of the movie they’re in.

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Look Behind You!: the Mirror Scare

A collection of shots that illustrate one of the most enduring visual clichés of the horror film genre: the mirror scare.

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Zombies vs. Vampires

Now that the horror genre has been entirely mainstream for several years now, the zombie trope is slowly being eclipsed by the vampires of True Blood, Twilight, etc. An essential starting point for understanding the zombie genre is this piece … Continue reading

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Visual Effects in Film History

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