The pleasure of the film is the old-fashioned exotic-seeming sensibility of the setting, harking back to classic old adventures like Gunga Din, but with the acerbic undercutting of white colonial arrogance. – Cinephilia & Beyond. More:
There’s nothing quite as unfunny as nuclear annihilation. Stanley Kubrick vividly observes the egomaniacal men in control of it all – sexually insecure weirdos, former fascists, overinflated macho men. It’s as funny as it is facepalm-inducing.– BFI. More:
More than a dozen female superhero film projects are in the pipeline from Sony, Fox, Disney’s Marvel Studios and Warner Bros. The wave of female heroes extends to television and Hollywood’s new high-profile streaming site launches as well. More:
Getting the industry onside is crucial, given its stranglehold on how women are portrayed on screen. The gender perspectives in blockbusters can be really dated – imagine how that affects women watching these films. Women make up 65-67% of cinema-goers, so that’s an incredible audience base to capitalise on. – Clarence Tsui, South China Post. More:
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The perfect person to steer the future of color film, former art student Natalie Kalmus served as color supervisor on almost every Technicolor film from 1934-1949. Through “Color Consciousness,” Natalie asked filmmakers to delve into art history, noticing how painters used colors to tell stories. Natalie emphasized the importance of people’s psychological reaction to specific hues and how good they’d look onscreen. – BUST. More:
A toast to Rita Hayworth’s 10 most memorable performances, in her centenary year. Hayworth starred in 61 films across a 37-year period as actor, singer and dancer. Fred Astaire’s ‘favourite dancing partner’ “learnt steps faster than anyone I’ve ever known”. – Lynsey Ford, BFI. More: