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Star Wars And The Mystery of The Moving Death Star Dish

Ever wonder why in Star Wars, when R2D2 plugs into the Rebel’s Yavin computer, the Death Star plans show the weapon’s deflector dish slap bang in the middle of the equatorial trench? Well, wonder no more! (This piece contains a minor spoiler for Rogue one.) It’s basically because of this matte painting: Larry Cuba was […]

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Christopher Nolan: Modern Master

  “In Nolan we trust” – those four small words carry such weight of expectation. With The Dark Knight Rises, can modern auteur Christopher Nolan deliver a fitting end to what many are claiming is the definitive on screen treatment of the Batman legend? The evidence is already there that Nolan has never failed to […]

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Analysing Dreams: The Hidden Genius of Inception

I stumbled across a YouTube video today that claimed to finally put to bed the debate about what happened at the end of Inception. Was he awake and reunited with his children in the real world, or was it just a trick of the mind while he remained trapped in a dream?  It is testimony […]

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Why Props Matter – A Video Essay

From filmmaker Rishi Kaneria, we have his first video essay, examining the use of hand props in film, and their sometimes overlooked significance. From his narration: “Great props can transcend the boundaries of the films they are in and become legendary icons of cinema and pop culture. They can show the progress of mankind. Or reveal the […]

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