Reversing Roe: Commentary

Reversing Roe is a 2018 Netflix documentary about the debated of abortion in America. The director’s Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern give us a small history lesson in the first act of the film. Leaning up to the point of the case of case of Roe V Wade. A landmark decision in 1974 on the …

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Singing in the Rain: The transition from silent film to “Talking Pictures”.

The silent film era started in the nineteenth century, with the works from the Lumière Brothers. In the early stages of cinema, they were no synchronized recorded sounds but rather, motion pictures and title cards indicating the dialogue and what may be the plot of the story. It wasn’t until the late 1920’s where they …

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Flâneur, Poe, and Christopher Nolan’s “Following”

  Flâneur comes from a French noun and it means “stroller”, “lounger” or “sauntered”. The word Flâneur proceeds from Flânerie which is the act of strolling. The meaning of this word was drawn by rich associations or men that for take the causal leisure. The concept of Flâneur was exerted in the 19th century when …

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The Narrative of Citizen Kane

  After his success in the radio with the sci-fi drama "The War of the Worlds", Orson Welles won a contract with RKO pictures; giving him complete creativity on the project  In 1941, he created what is considered by filmmakers as one of the best films in history, "Citizen Kane". This film presented and developed many innovations …

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Nanook of the North: a change in the narrative

  https://flic.kr/p/7JV6td Throughout his exploration in Canada, the director Robert J. Flaherty started to develop a fascination towards the Inuit tribe. Flaherty, with his crank camera, began to film the daily life of this tribe and, with just a couple of months, he had a huge amount of film. But, unfortunately, the editing room was …

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