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Memory: Interrupted/Erased

Girl, Interrupted/Boy Erased No, I’m not going to write about these two films. They are here to reference the title of today’s post. In fact, I have not seen either of them. This post is about memory and how it … Continue reading

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Question: What’s the MacGuffin?

Answer: The Maltese Falcon Alfred Hitchcock is the master of the MacGuffin. It’s a plot device that carries the story along, but really is of no interest to the viewer. From Wikipedia: “It might be a Scottish name, taken from … Continue reading

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A (New) Star is Born

Lady Gaga could win an Oscar Bradley Cooper is a very smart man. Most directors would be wary of yet another remake of this story. In fact, after Barbra Streisand’s last joke of film, the idea should have been dead … Continue reading

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How to Solve an Enigma

Alan Turing: The Enigma There are two versions of this same cover: the one shown above and the one where Benedict Cumberbatch turns and faces the camera, revealing his character. (Side note: Benedict Cumberbatch is a relative of Alan Turing.) … Continue reading

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Ready Player One: Film or Movie?

  Less than a week to go now I was reading a interview that Steven Spielberg gave about this upcoming extravaganza. He used the terms ‘film’ and ‘movie’ in a way that I hadn’t thought about before. His point was … Continue reading

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Now and Then: Imperial Theatre, Barrie

This is what it looks like now. The original Imperial Theatre is now the Grand Theatre, three doors down. The way we were…mid-2011. Imperial 8 in 2008. The Grand Theatre, on the inside. Barrie Film Festival is shown here. I … Continue reading

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Material Girl Video: Homage or Parody?

     

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