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The Incredibles

The Incredibles was released in 2004 by the computer-animation powerhouse, Pixar. It was Pixar’s sixth CGI-animated movie, following the massive hits Toy Story, Monsters Inc. and Finding Nemo. The movie follows a family of superheroes that has been forced to... Continue Reading →

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Architecture and Film Noir: The Third Man

At the advent of the twentieth century, film bought into existence a new era within art and architecture. In the beginning, architectural and artistic expression concentrated on the interpretation of two dimensional imageries into three dimensional forms. Film however became... Continue Reading →

Changing environments in Inception

CHANGING ENVIRONMENT (INCEPTION)          INCEPTION Christopher Nolan’s movie INCEPTION is considered as one the greatest movies of all times. It explores a theory of dreams where a person can extract information from a subject’s mind by sharing a... Continue Reading →

The Shining

ABOUT THE SHINING Horror masterpiece by Stanley Kubrick Reason for masterpiece is it is different from traditional horror films, makes extensive use of bright colours, lighting and space as the element of terror Based loosely on Stephen King novel The... Continue Reading →

Animating Space – Akira

Akira is widely considered to be the greatest anime ever made, and is almost definitely responsible for the popularity of anime in North America. Keep in mind, it was released in 1988 and before that time there were not a... Continue Reading →

The Importance of Set Design In Hitchcock’s Rear Window

https://youtu.be/vkdwf-lnuD4 Today I will be be presenting a critical view of Rear Window directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1954. The first of his most famous films, with Vertigo, North by Northwest, Psycho and Birds to follow successively in the nine... Continue Reading →

2001: A Space Odyssey

Synopsis: Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 science fiction opus 2001 A Space Odyssey is an adaptation of Arthur C Clarkes book of the same name. An imposing Black structure provides a connection between both the past and the future, and a group... Continue Reading →

The Contemporary City – as represented in Michael Mann’s ‘Collateral’

The Contemporary City - as represented in Michael Mann’s ‘Collateral’ Introduction  In this presentation I will be discussing how the contemporary city is depicted cinematically in Michael Mann’s 2004 movie, "Collateral". I will look at the film from the point of... Continue Reading →

DREAMING OF THE POST-MODERN METROPOLIS: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE ARCHITECTURE OF BLADE RUNNER

This presentation is a critical analysis of the post modern city as depicted in the movie Blade Runner. First of all, I will try to define dystopian architecture and present the theoretic background of the post modern city. Then I... Continue Reading →

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