“Mothers… don’t receive as much thematic prominence as father-son/child relationships in the cinematic world of a galaxy far, far away. If they do, they are noticeably disposable.” – Caroline Cao, The Mary Sue.
James Cameron provides audiences with a rich film experience by using all three levels of brain stimulation simultaneously: biological stimulus, social emotion, and intellectual metaphor. – Mike Hill, Film & Game Concept Designer.
Mike gives a breakdown of the cinematic storytelling techniques used by James Cameron in Terminator 2. Watch Video:
Magic realism takes a world that’s familiar to viewers and then twists a part of that world into a new shape.
It’s been said that looking at a TV is like looking at a mirror; what we see on TV reflects what is happening outside our living rooms in the world at large. But in 2016, that mirror is now straight out of a funhouse. – Tom Hawking, Quartz. Read More:
It’s crazy theoretical, but if you’re a screenwriter, a Tim Burton fan, interested in how Jung, Joseph Campbell, or the Trickster Archetype relate to film, you’ll probably find this short podcast interesting. Jungian Film Studies: The Essential Guide is available in December. Listen here:
AWFJ’s Wonder Women Project lists Cinema’s top 11 of 55 female fiction characters, each a reminder that iconic females in film have had social influence, entertainment impact and long legs since the earliest days of cinema.
– by Marilyn Ferdinand,
Alliance of Women Film Journalists.
What’s ironic is that in a time when diversity on screens (or lack thereof) is a frequent talking point – and particularly in feature film – Down Under is a positive example of how to do it right. Down Under writer/director Abe Forsythe reveals the road he took to write and develop a comedy that revolves around a race riot.
– Caris Bizzaca, The Screen Blog, Screen Australia. Read More:
The impact of Mad Max: Fury Road goes beyond how badass Furiosa is or how stunning George Miller’s vision is. With Imperator Furiosa’s success comes a new test: The Furiosa Test. It’s an indicator of the very real demand for inclusion in Hollywood.
– by Jamie Righetti, Film School Rejects.
Image: Pacifica Post, Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, California, Mar 17, 2015.
In a bid to address the gender imbalance in the local screen industry, Screen Australia has just funded 45 female-led story ideas and 13 industry projects across film, TV and the web as part of its Gender Matters initiative. Congratulations to all recipients! #GenderMatters
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