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Undefended: The Top 5 Films Practically No One Has Seen

Undefended is posted every Friday. All Film Fisher writers are given a prompt and respond with a list of five items, none of which are explained or rationalized. This week… …the five greatest films which practically no one has seen. What are those films which have slipped through the cracks? Those films you always want someone’s…Read On

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Undefended: Pop Music’s Top 5 Greatest Gifts To Cinema

Undefended is posted every Friday, but we’ll be closed tomorrow for Good Friday. All FilmFisher writers are given a prompt and respond with a list of five items, none of which are explained or rationalized. This week… …scenes from films which use previously released music to the greatest effect. James Banks 1. “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive”…Read On

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Inside a Scene: The Social Network

The Social Network is as taut a drama as any murder mystery. Its dark campus shots and broody soundtrack with nary a short-short co-ed or frisbee in sight announce a break from the college movies the old era. It’s a fictionalized account of the rise of Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, from neophyte tech…Read On

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Undefended: The Top Five Screenwriters Working Today

Undefended is posted every Friday. All FilmFisher writers are given a prompt and respond with a list of five items, none of which are explained or rationalized. This week… The top five screenwriters working today? James Banks 1. David Webb Peoples 2. William Goldman 3. Vince Gilligan 4. Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck 5. Michael Mann  …Read On

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The Metaphysics Of Moving Pictures And Still Images.

While no longer in fashion, during the 1960s and 1970s, many films concluded with a still frame as opposed to a moving image which faded to black. The expression “moving picture” (from which we get the term “movie ) is something of a misnomer, though, because the “moving” nature of “movies” might be understood as…Read On

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Inside A Scene: The Remains of the Day

As a first viewing of The Remains of the Day unfolds, the story seems merely to involve two stuffy old Brits who can’t admit their love for one another until it is too late, although the film lingers in the imagination too long to dismiss it so simply. The film begs for a second viewing…Read On

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Inside A Scene: The Dallas Buyer’s Club Rodeo

“I am rodeo!” -Ron Woodroof Every movie tells its story using symbols. At the very least, a movie will invoke cultural symbols and tropes, but a more attentive filmmaker will build new symbols specifically tailored to the story through repetition. These symbols embody the underlying themes of a movie and will shape the attentive viewer…Read On

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Undefended: The Top Five Overrated Films Of All Time.

Undefended is posted every Friday. All FilmFisher writers are given a prompt and respond with a list of five items, none of which are explained or rationalized. This week… The top five overrated films of all time? Remy Wilkins: 1. The Shawshank Redemption 2. The Godfather 3. 2001: A Space Odyssey 4. Pulp Fiction 5…Read On