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Why Be Good? Sexuality & Censorship in Early Cinema

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Telescope: A Talk with Hitchcock

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Walter Murch: On Editing

It’s amazing how overlooked editors really are. Anyone can name at least a handful of film directors, writers, actors, even composers… but editors? It’s a struggle for most people to name one. They’re like the silent heroes of movies, who have a huge influence over … Continue reading

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Martin Scorsese on Story vs. Plot

I think that this is a good distinction made my Scorsese. It’s generally the ride that makes me want to be retold a story, not the destination. I remember when The Usual Suspects came out; I was quite young, so the twist … Continue reading

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Writing the Hollywood Blockbuster

It’s interesting that Shane Black, the man behind Lethal Weapon – one of the all-time classics, has evidently got reservations over the influx of generic superhero movies that have been flooding cinemas for the last ten years or so. He clearly … Continue reading

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Jaws: The Inside Story Documentary

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The Jaws Indianapolis Speech

This has got to be one of the best monologues of all time, and yet no single person can claim to have written it. It’s not in the book, and is a product of script rewrites by numerous people, with the final … Continue reading

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