Hell In The Pacific- How Sound Creates A Story

  Hell in the Pacific is a seasoned American war film released in 1968, set around a lone isle cast in the south pacific, between two castaways of opposing militaries. The coincidental crossing of two men, at first combative, retains a disconcerting and improvised relationship; with not starving on a beach taking precedent over some war. Over the course of the film, the two begin … Continue reading Hell In The Pacific- How Sound Creates A Story

Into the Dollhouse: How Wes Anderson Creates a Story

When one watches a film, they cannot help but reserve a few expectations on what is to transpire in the next two hours or so. From the first glimpse of a spoon-feeding trailer to the ending credits with their complementary ending scores, most generally know what to expect from the average Hollywood production. While potentially entertaining as pastiches to previous flicks, this leaves the audience … Continue reading Into the Dollhouse: How Wes Anderson Creates a Story

Midnight in Carytown: A time at Richmond’s famous french film festival 

This past weekend I ventured out to Richmond’s famously quaint Carytown District, home of the annual VCU/UR French Film Festival. Not only is this the largest francophone montage in the country, but this year in particular happened to be the 25th anniversary, so expectations had to be noteworthy.  Founded in 1992, under the helm of local professors, Drs. Francoise and Peter Kirkpatrick, with intent to … Continue reading Midnight in Carytown: A time at Richmond’s famous french film festival 

Children of Men: Importance of Art in the background.

Psalm 90:3: Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men. This verse out of the King James Bible was the inspiration behind P.D James’ Children of Men, a novel inspiring the film of the same name, in 2006 under the influence of the film’s visionary director, Alfonso Cuarón. The film was released on Christmas day the same year, nominated for three … Continue reading Children of Men: Importance of Art in the background.