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Directed by: Ron Clements & John MuskerWritten by: Jared BushEdited by: Jeff DraheimComposed by: Marc Mancina Traumatic experiences in Disney films are normally swept under the rug with some quick comic relief in order to keep the children watching from being too distressed by what they’ve just seen. Take Hakuna Matata coming directly after Mufasa’s …

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Directed and written by: Damien ChazelleEdited by: Tom CrossCinematographer: Linus SandgrenComposed by: Justin Hurwitz Let’s address the elephant in the room – I did not enjoy La La Land. The likability I have for it now resounds in a few factors; the first, that it’s one of my sister’s films so it reminds me of …

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Directed by: Joel & Ethan CoenScreenplay by: Joel & Ethan Coen Antagonists are found within most pieces of literature and media – they provide a point of conflict for the protagonist in some form while raising the stakes of the narrative in one way or another. For more light-hearted films, this can be they attack …

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Directed by: Roger Allers & Rob MinkoffScreenplay by: Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts and Linda Woolverton Light has been historically used in all types of media to symbolise the difference between good and evil. Sometimes, as open as The Light Side and the Dark Side in Star Wars and other times through cinematography so that viewers …

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Director: Steven SoderberghScreenplay by: Ted Griffin In most narrative structures for a film, there is a goal set out in early scenes that the characters have to complete by the end of the film or franchise. For some, it may be they are trying to get someone to fall in love with them, find their …

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Director: Martin ScorseseScreenplay by: Laeta Kalogridis The opening sequence of a film is critical to the success of a film – it is the first taster that the audience gets. It is fundamental that whatever happens in the opening scene entices the audience to keep watching while establishing characters and genre of the film. While …

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