Tag: cinema

Best Picture

What do Brad Pitt, Viola Davis, John Goodman and Jessica Chastain have in common? Each of them appears in two of the nine movies nominated for Best Picture of 2011 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Four of the films include French settings or characters, three of them use World Wars I..

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Innovation And Inception

“Fear not! It’s only a picture of a train!”  Learning the language of cinema in 1895. SPOILER ALERT! If you are like me and prefer to know as little as possible about a movie before seeing it (I don’t even like to watch trailers for this reason), then be forewarned that the following post discusses..

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Yes, Wonderful

Ever have one of those days? “I’ve been nominated for membership in the National Geographic Society.” “Aw, youth is wasted on the wrong people!” “This old thing?  Why, I only wear it when I don’t care how I look.” “Well, I’m sorry – HEY!” “Out you two pixies go, through the door or out the..

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