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Director: Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg is best know as the master of the modern blockbuster. He spends a lot of time establishing the world his characters inhabit, and his films leave a lasting impression in the mind of his audience. Be it awards, revenue, or critical praise, nearly every one of his movies has consistently achieved some form of widespread success.
While he’s commonly thought of as a science fiction or action director, Spielberg’s signature is surely present in his drama films as well. He popularized the contemporary epic. From walls of score to giant crane shots, the director ensures that every film is an event.
Two movies that aren’t about men playing God. How CG can make or break a film. Mr. Barbecue. Unrelated: where the Lost term “choppies” came from. When terrible CG is ok – even in legitimate films. A swarm of CG … Continue reading
Car exploitation films: Drivesploitation. Roadsploitation. Carsploitation?? Two road movies back to back. Exploitation 101. High concept. Steven Spielberg’s Duel and the origin of modern road horror. Where exploitation films come from. The 1960 Peterbilt 281 tanker truck. Briefly entertaining the … Continue reading
This is really happening. Decaying studio. Gorillaz, comics, Alan Martin and Jamie Hewlett. The return of sand beetle. Lori Petty. The return of Cole Porter. Courtney Love and the music of Tank Girl. Exploitation. CHASING THE SEMI – Stealing from … Continue reading