Tag Archives: Frank Capra

252. Freeze-Frame

Once considered avant-garde, freeze-frame is now common place in every genre. Here are some of landmark and innovative uses of the technique.

223. Pan’s Labyrinth

Guillermo del Toro says he is “in love with monsters.” In Pan’s Labyrinth, set in the Spanish Civil War, he uses them to navigate history and the world.

Fifty Shades of Hate

This video-essay addresses the abuse inflicted by men against women in cinema. The films are critically acclaimed, Oscar winners and box-office hits. WARNING: It features scenes of extreme graphic violence.

82. Roman Holiday

How do you cast a movie star in a story about a Princess who does not want to be a Princess? You cast an unknown. Ladies and Gentlemen, Audrey Hepburn.

69. Money, Money, Money

All industries need profits to survive. So why do so many Hollywood films castigate wealth and capitalism?

14. It’s a Wonderful Life

Based on a short story no one would publish, It’s a Wonderful Life is a seasonal favourite with a surprisingly dark tone.


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