Tag Archives: Disney

La Belle et la Bête

Fairytales transcend not just generations but cultures. Which may explain why La Belle et la Bête exists in so many guises and confronts so many issues.

Meet Me in St. Louis

This hit from 1944 delivered one of the all-time classic Yuletide songs – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – as well as redefined the musical genre.

Klute

With its progressive attitude toward gender and sexuality, is Alan J Pakula’s 1971 film more a character study than it is a psychological thriller?

Great Scenes – Part Three

What makes for a great scene? Performance? Conflict? Dialogue? Visuals? Music? Combine them and you have atomic weight.

#Shakespeare400

He died in 1616 but the fact that over four hundred films have been made from his plays shows how much The Bard knew about human nature.

Persepolis

How do you make a film relating your experiences of the Islamic Revolution in Iran? If you’re Marjane Satrapi you use animation to tackle the subject.

Trainspotting

Released in 1996, Trainspotting was accused of promoting drug abuse. But really, it was a much needed shot in the arm for British cinema.

Frozen

Just how do Disney keep making such enormous hits? The elements of Frozen give away a very big clue: films for women about women supporting women.

Good Will Hunting

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon wrote Good Will Hunting to forward their acting careers. But the studio wanted Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt instead.

Dead Poets Society

The students of Welton College carried their English teacher around the yard, shoulder high. Is this a fair reflection of school, or is it another Hollywood fantasy?


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