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A passion for cinema

Posted Thursday, January 24, 2013, at 10:52 AM

I've been a movie goer all my life. I've always enjoyed escaping life for a few hours to go see the latest blockbuster to hit theaters and see the latest action hit, drama, or comedy.

It wasn't until I took a class in college that I began to view films as a media comparable to literature and the like with thematic messages, symbolism, and basic cinematography.

The class, called Film and Literature, often consisted of reading a book and comparing the film of the same name. There were other times where we would compare books of a certain genre to films.

Ever since then, I've often found myself critically analyzing films I will watch and researching and debating various thematic points I'll see.

This blog will consist of movie reviews as well as some critical points I stumble across in said films.

I hope everyone that reads will have feedback, as well as discussion on new films that hit the theaters.


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Looking forward to it!

-- Posted by jcarney on Thu, Jan 24, 2013, at 10:49 AM

We don't always have a talkative group but many read so we will all be there with you.

-- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Jan 24, 2013, at 7:01 PM

Quality time with my dad has been movie going this last couple years and we have ended up talking characters, the actors, and some of the music..I think he remembers who played whom in movies dating back to the 40's especially the old westerns...I will look forward to this blog for a better view point on what's really out there...I find little known short films and those that are not highly publicized on the big screens are some of the most enjoyable...I watch for short films while surfing the net a lot.... foreign films with subtitles are also fine with me...so I look forward to the interest!

-- Posted by chefgrape on Thu, Jan 24, 2013, at 7:26 PM

It seems that movies reviewed by professional critics with poor ratings actually turn out to be decent movies. They seem to be too hard on them for the general public to appreciate, or at least me.

I am just looking for entertainment or inspiration but not looking too hard at the cinematic style. Maybe your analysis Chris will help me understand their thought pattern more.

At least I can ask you questions. :-)

-- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Jan 25, 2013, at 8:09 AM

hey, i would like to comment on your blog ... i must say that its realy a good thought of making career in film directing and i must say its realy a good way of building up a career in it simmilarly we give a good oprtunity to build up a career in bollywood andget a stardom in many other ways reaching red carpet with just a click on name2fame.com..

-- Posted by avni savla on Thu, Jun 6, 2013, at 6:51 AM


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