Tag Archives: Walt Disney

401. Close Encounters of the Third Kind

For my final podcast, I look at how Steven Spielberg effectively remade his first feature, Firelight to deliver a message of hope.

334. 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.

257. A.I.: Artificial Intelligence

It is incorrectly assumed that Steven Spielberg turned Stanley Kubrick’s dark story into another of his child-friendly fantasies.

209. Raiders of the Lost Ark

Thirty-five years old, Spielberg’s classic was inspired by more than just the Saturday matinee serials he watched as a child.

204. The Most Influential Films Ever Made – Part Two

The films that really changed the course of cinema are often ones few people have seen.

176. 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.

102. Movies about Movies

Most movies about moviemaking are little more than trite tributes. Are there any that go beyond the surface of the silver screen?

73. Who Framed Roger Rabbit

The very definition of ‘landmark film’, without it would there be no Beauty and the Beast, Toy Story or even Avatar.

65. 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.

56. Surrealism in Cinema

Surrealism was an art movement that originally set out to shock. So how has it become such a normal element in Hollywood cinema? Has it lost its original power?

11. Pixar Animation

From Toy Story and Finding Nemo to Wall-E and Up, Pixar Animation seem to have the midas touch. What is the secret behind their success?

7. West Side Story

A Broadway smash, West Side Story may have borrowed its plot from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet but the film itself drew inspiration from somewhere else.


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