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Eyecandy: Reflections on Cinephilia

Eyecandy: Reflections on Cinephilia

The following passages are excerpted from students’ responses to Susan Sontag’s  controversial essay “The Decay of Cinema,” New York Times, February 25,1996. Students chose a …

 

A Higher Purpose for Social Media

A Higher Purpose for Social Media

By Lindsay Wachs In a world where Kim Kardasian has 12 million followers on Twitter and a video of a sneezing baby panda has 129 million …

 

The Working Girl

The Working Girl

by: Caitlyn Durkin Ever since I read it a year ago, I haven’t been able to forget the message in a film theory article voicing the …

 

On Duration

On Duration

by: Theo Rasmussen Extended viewing of series or films is something relatively new to society. With today’s unparalleled ability to access digital media, many are subjecting themselves …

 

Beat Happenings

Beat Happenings

by: Jared Berkowitz Melodrama has been the driving force behind narrative within film since film’s earliest days. A shift took root as film began to depict …

 

Cinema Censorship

Cinema Censorship

by: Theo Rasmussen Censorship in cinema is holding the medium back. In an examination of Hollywood, one will realize that the majority of films debuting on …

 

Director’s Digest: John Waters

Director’s Digest: John Waters

by: Elena Bowen Nearly three decades ago, John Waters had a vision. This vision was vile, perhaps even foul, but it was a vision nonetheless. What the …

 

Whatever happened to all the knife-wielding serial killers?

Whatever happened to all the knife-wielding serial killers?

by: Elena Bowen Whatever happened to all the knife-wielding serial killers? It can be argued that American horror films have been suffering a steady decline sincethe late …

 

Netflix

Netflix

by: Kelsey Carter It’s hard to believe that Netflix, the online DVD rental service, is over a decade old now. On the other hand, it’s even harder …

 

The Celebrity Score: A Joy or Ploy?

The Celebrity Score: A Joy or Ploy?

by: Leo Robertson In today’s media, where we see the convergence of virtually any art form with another, it is no surprise that your usual brand of …