1. Has the digital revolution brought a new freedom to cinematic framing? A number of recent films with non-traditional aspect ratio's, including Lisandro Alonso's Jauja, Xavier Dolan's Mommy and Gust Van den Berghe's Lucifer, would suggest so.

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  2. A retrospective of Terrence Malick's magnificent cinematic achievements. Footage compiled and edited by Tom Beaver- from the following films; Badlands (1973), Days of Heaven (1978), The Thin Red Line (1998), The New World (2005), The Tree of Life (2011), To the Wonder (2012), Knight of Cups (2014) and Song to Song (2017).

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  3. Welcome to The Discarded Image. A new online video series that analyses and deconstructs well known pieces of cinema. In this episode I look at the beach scene from Steven Spielberg's pop classic JAWS.

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    "Spielberg asserted his own role and deftly organized the elements of a roller coaster without sacrificing inner meanings. The suspense of that picture came from meticulous technique and good humour about its own surgical cutting. You only have to submit to the travesty of JAWS 2 to realize how much more engagingly Spielberg saw the ocean, the perils, and the sinister beauty of the shark, and the vitality of its human opponents."

    David Thompson in The New Biographical Dictionary of Film

    "Spielberg uses his gift in a very free-and-easy, American way - for humour, and for a physical response to action. He could be that rarity among directors, a born entertainer - perhaps a new generation's Howard Hawks."

    Pauline Kael in her review of The Sugarland Express

    Films Referenced:

    Sabotage (Hitchcock, 1936)
    Citizen Kane (Welles, 1941)
    Rear Window (Hitchcock, 1954)
    Vertigo (Hitchcock, 1958)
    Pierrot Le Fou (Godard, 1956)
    Weekend (Godard, 1967)
    Jaws (Spielberg, 1975)
    Carrie (De Palma, 1976)
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Spielberg, 1977)
    Raiders of the Lost Ark (Spielberg, 1981)
    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (Spielberg , 1982)
    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Spielberg , 1984)
    Jurassic Park (Spielberg , 1993)
    Saving Private Ryan, (Spielberg , 1998)
    A.I. Artificial Intelligence (Spielberg , 2001)
    Catch Me if you Can (Spielberg , 2002)
    War of the Worlds (Spielberg. 2005)
    Munich (Spielberg , 2005)
    The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (Spielberg, 2011)
    Moonrise Kingdom (Anderson, 2012)

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  4. Welcome to The Discarded Image. In this episode I'll be looking at the "Last Day as a Wise Guy" sequence from Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas.

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    Roger Ebert on the sequence:

    Scorsese has never done a more compelling job of getting inside someone's head as he does in one of the concluding passages of "GoodFellas," in which he follows one day in the life of Henry Hill, as he tries to do a cocaine deal, cook dinner for his family, placate his mistress and deal with the suspicion that he's being followed.

    This is the sequence that imprinted me so deeply with the mood of the film. It's not a straightforward narrative passage, and it has little to do with plot; it's about the feeling of walls closing in, and the guilty feeling that the walls are deserved. The counterpoint is a sense of duty, of compulsion; the drug deal must be made, but the kid brother also must be picked up, and the sauce must be stirred, and meanwhile, Henry's life is careening wildly out of control.


    Scarface (Hawks, 1932)
    The Roaring Twenties (Walsh, 1939)
    Bicycle Thieves (De Sica, 1948)
    On the Waterfront (Kazan, 1954)
    Rear Window (Hitchcock, 1954)
    Shoot the Pianist (Truffaut, 1960)
    Breathless (Godard, 1960)
    Who's That Knocking at My Door (Scorsese, 1967)
    Faces (Cassavetes, 1968)
    2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick, 1968)
    The Godfather (Coppola, 1972)
    Mean Streets (Scorsese, 1973)
    Jaws (Spielberg, 1975)
    Taxi Driver (Scorsese, 1976)
    Apocalypse Now (Coppola, 1979)
    Raging Bull (Scorsese, 1980)
    Scarface (De Palma, 1983)
    Miller's Crossing (Coen, 1990)
    Carlito's Way (De Palma, 1993)
    A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (Scorsese/Wilson, 1995)
    Casino (Scorsese, 1995)
    The Departed (Scorsese, 2006)
    The Wolf of Wall Street (Scorsese, 2013)


    Rags to Riches - Tony Bennett
    Baby, I Love You - Aretha Franklin
    Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones
    Monkey Man - The Rolling Stones
    What is Life - George Harrison
    Muddy Waters - Mannish Boy
    Jump into the Fire - Harry Nilsson
    Sunshine of Your Love - Cream
    Layla (Piano Exit) - Derek and the Dominos
    Magic Bus - The Who
    Memo from Turner - Mick Jagger

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  5. A quick analysis of Ex Machina's Ava Sessions and how camera positioning can change the dynamic of a scene.

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    This video essay was created by Goutham Gnanasekaran.

    Clips From:
    Ex Machina (dir. Alex Garland)
    Star Trek Into Darkness (dir. J.J. Abrams)
    Jurassic World (dir. Colin Trevorrow)
    Transformers: Age of Extinction (dir. Michael Bay)
    Blade Runner (dir. Ridley Scott)
    The Silence of the Lambs (dir. Jonathan Demme)

    Star Trek Main Theme (Michael Giacchino)
    Bunsen Burner (CUTS)
    Detroit (Distasterpeace)
    Pool (Disasterpeace)
    Dives (Alvvays)

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