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From “Looking-Into” to “Living-Into”: Theorizing Existentialism in Cinema. By Karan Tripathi

In the early scenes of L’avenir (Things to Come, 2016) we see a French artist resting in peace at a place where he wanted to submerge himself in the music of winds and sea till the eternity. Commenting on the same, Heinz … Continue reading

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Anna Kendrick: Acting Real in Tinseltown. By Luke Batten

Anna Kendrick: Acting Real in Tinseltown by Luke Batten from Liza Palmer   Abstract This first academic piece on Anna Kendrick examines her constructed and individualistic off-screen and on-screen persona, with particular emphasis on the prevailing issues of patriarchy within … Continue reading

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Scoring Night and the City. By Jennifer Fleeger and Jordan Scharaga

Film Matters is pleased to bring you an exciting multimedia collaboration between professor and undergraduate student at Ursinus College, Scoring Night and the City. Professor Jennifer Fleeger and Jordan Scharaga have produced an insightful compare-and-contrast commentary on the scoring differences between the two versions of … Continue reading

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The Start of an Ending. By Miguel Faus

The Start of an Ending is a side-by-side comparison of the opening and closing shots of 75 films. It’s based on similar videos by Jacob T Swinney, which inspired me to create my own using new films. It’s a very visual … Continue reading

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Sleep in Cinema. By Levi Vasquez

“What was that dream from last night?” Such is the typical question brought on by the new morning consciousness. Whether it be in search of meaning or sheer remembrance, this question proves the mystifying and often inexplicable nature of dreams. … Continue reading

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The Transcendence of Order: A Frame Analysis. By Jacob Mertens

Jacob Mertens received an Honorable Mention in the Vision Frame Analysis Contest 2011. Mankind loves the illusion of order. For instance, we can take an abstract idea like rain falling from the sky and ascribe relentless categorization. In our capable … Continue reading

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UNCSA School of Filmmaking Dean Emphasizes “Thinking As Well As Shooting.” By Melinda Miles

Since its inception in 1993, the School of Filmmaking at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) has been a creative addition to the forty-six-year-old conservatory located in the Piedmont city of Winston-Salem, NC. For the past … Continue reading

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