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No Katy Perry joke could measure up to the sheer horror of this film's lion-and-tiger-filled nightmare decade.
Many films have ascended to legendary status for their troubled productions. Apocalypse Now, Heaven's Gate, and The Man Who Killed Don Quixote all famously far exceeded their budget and production scope. Thanks to the sleuthi...
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gif via listal Earlier this week, we acknowledged the 100th anniversary of Birth of a Nation and the blockbuster style of filmmaking that create. But as Vanity Fair points out, Birth of a Nation also marked the start of direc...
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Confuse your friends! Confound your enemies! Wonder about Orson Welles's directing style!
There are dinosaurs in Citizen Kane. No, seriously, hear us out on this. This is one of the greatest bits of film trivia we've heard in a while. Before the advent of greenscreen technology, many films in the 30s and 40s used ...
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A hard question to answer with unfortunate implications.
Last year, the death of camera assistant Sarah Jones during the filming of Midnight Rider brought attention to issues of film and television production safety. Many people risk their lives while filming large productions; bey...
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Great director, important subject.
Miss Representation was one of the most impactful and successful documentaries from 2011, and its examination of the portrayal of women in media is extremely relevant to larger cultural conversations that have started in the ...
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Feel free to claim fair use and use portions of this post in an article commenting on discussions of Fair Use Week.
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If you're graduating, you've gotta watch 2-3 a day at this rate!
AU students get access to our streaming video collection, which includes thousands of hours of great documentaries. We realize that there's quite a bit to sort through, so finding the best of them (or even knowing to look for...
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This is a great example of how film composition matters.srettam noitisopmoc mlif woh fo elpmaxe taerg a si sihT
Over the course of two hours, most films show growth and change. It's reasonable to suggest that the characters you meet at the start of the movie are not the same ones you see off at the end. Filmmakers understand that and f...
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Some great documentaries in here that changed lives.
HBO's true-crime documentary series The Jinx ended in shock this week when the show's subject, real estate magnate Robert Durst, confessed to multiple murders over an open microphone and was subsequently arrested. No spoiler ...
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Divergent and Boyhood and Sherlock Holmes, oh my!
Now that all the students are away, it's time to roll out the new DVDs! We've been steadily adding new titles all semester, the usual mix of academic titles, popular films, television shows, and other interesting and notewort...
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Go DC Cab!
Many movies take place in DC to make use of its proximity to politics and major cultural institutions like the Smithsonian. Others just happen to take place in the city. It's fun to see DC represented on the screen in a varie...
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Everyone just assumes the montages will be well-produced. It's all this guy.
There's really nothing else we have to say about the Oscars last night apart from congratulating Birdman for its big win. Instead, let's direct your attention to one of the most important people behind the scenes at the bigge...
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Media Services is home to American University Library's audio-video collections for students, staff, and faculty. 11,000 DVDs, 10,000 streaming videos, and counting.