Tag Archives: Gladiator

The Blue Angel

Few film songs come anywhere near the layered meanings of Falling in Love Again, sung by Marlene Dietrich in Josef von Sternberg’s The Blue Angel.

Vikings – King Alfred’s Rise and Bishop Heahmund’s Fall

How can Vikings sustain its drama? Battles are an option but what makes a good battle? It must be more than life and death.

Gladiator

Going into production, Gladiator had nothing near a finished script yet one simple change to the start of the story turned it into the greatest opera ever filmed.

Working Girl

Before the Devil wore Prada, there was Working Girl, a fairytale in New York about big hair, big shoulder pads and even bigger dreams.

Blade Runner

This video-essay on Blade Runner examines how Ridley Scott visualizes the film’s numerous and seemingly disparate themes of urbanity, ecology, identity and mortality.


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