The King Arthur legend has multiple elements, among them a love story involving the king, Guinevere, and Sir Lancelot. This version incorporated fantasy, swords, sorcery, and FX, but didn’t bother with romance or significant female characters. – Tom Brueggemann, IndieWire. Read More:
Find out which films pass the F-Rated test and discover the female writers, directors and actors leading change in the film industry. Read more:
“Mothers… don’t receive as much thematic prominence as father-son/child relationships in the cinematic world of a galaxy far, far away. If they do, they are noticeably disposable.” – Caroline Cao, The Mary Sue.
James Cameron provides audiences with a rich film experience by using all three levels of brain stimulation simultaneously: biological stimulus, social emotion, and intellectual metaphor. – Mike Hill, Film & Game Concept Designer.
Mike gives a breakdown of the cinematic storytelling techniques used by James Cameron in Terminator 2. Watch Video:
Magic realism takes a world that’s familiar to viewers and then twists a part of that world into a new shape.
It’s been said that looking at a TV is like looking at a mirror; what we see on TV reflects what is happening outside our living rooms in the world at large. But in 2016, that mirror is now straight out of a funhouse. – Tom Hawking, Quartz. Read More:
It’s crazy theoretical, but if you’re a screenwriter, a Tim Burton fan, interested in how Jung, Joseph Campbell, or the Trickster Archetype relate to film, you’ll probably find this short podcast interesting. Jungian Film Studies: The Essential Guide is available in December. Listen here:
AWFJ’s Wonder Women Project lists Cinema’s top 11 of 55 female fiction characters, each a reminder that iconic females in film have had social influence, entertainment impact and long legs since the earliest days of cinema.
– by Marilyn Ferdinand,
Alliance of Women Film Journalists.