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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 and written by: Dan GilroyEdited by: John GilroyComposed by: James Newton Howard Films are often so much more than what is on the surface – while the characters, plot and cinematography are all vital parts of the film, the directors are often trying to convey a message of sorts to the audience. They are …

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Directed by: Scott CooperWritten by: Jez Butterworth and Mark MalloukEdited by: David RosenbloomComposed by: Tom Holkenborg Black Mass is a biographical crime drama which details the true story of James ‘Whitey’ Bulger, a mobster in the heart of Boston who worked closely with the FBI as an informant in order to wipe out his enemy …

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Director: Colin TrevorrowWritten by: Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly Even if it may not seem like it on the surface, most films have a theme underlying everything that happens within the script. Whether it’s the importance of family, the effect of racism or mental health, there is always a message that …

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Directed and written by: James Demonaco The strength of a plot comes in three four factors: goals, stakes, pacing and complete character arcs. The genres that suffer from having clear goals and character arcs are normally action films, comedies and slashers. They’re more focused on the action set-pieces, on making the gags and scaring their …

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Skin as white as snow, lips as red as blood and hair as black as night. Everyone knows those popular words and know who they relate to – the kind figure of Snow White, a fairytale character who has become an iconic symbol in pop culture. In this series, we’re going to be looking into …

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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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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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