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By Ray Pride Pride@moviecitynews.com

“There’s a new strain of filmmaker-without-a-cause. They’re out there in droves, and their films will be coming down the film festival circuit pike for years to come. They are filmmakers first, storytellers second, maybe artists third, and then only somewhere under those layers are they willing take on the role of socially concerned citizens.”

“There’s a new strain of filmmaker-without-a-cause. They’re out there in droves, and their films will be coming down the film festival circuit pike for years to come. They are filmmakers first, storytellers second, maybe artists third, and then only somewhere under those layers are they willing take on the role of socially concerned citizens.”

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“Hitchcock films the story with a wide-eyed, astonished, fascinated, and disturbed camera stare that seems to shudder and tremble every time Hedren is onscreen. Even the director’s cameo—in which he watches Hedren walking down a hotel corridor and then turns back to look at the camera, shamefacedly caught in his own leer—suggests his self-aware sense of visual carnality. The images offer an extraordinary swing between blasts of heat and an eerie chill, sometimes bringing the two together. Even the film’s exterior locations have a fluorescent buzz that captures an ambient sense of derangement.”
~ Richard Brody on Marnie

 

“HBO’s investment in these outlets for criticism belies an approach that blends the show itself with discussion about the show to create an overarching viewer experience. It’s not just the plot that entertains, but also theorizing, exploring the world’s mythology, and more that has engaged book readers for decades — and those aspects are now part of what HBO is producing, not just something happening at whatever passes for a water cooler or comic book shop these days. Benioff, Weiss, and HBO are blending entertainment and criticism into one giant, all-encompassing amalgamation of content. Something as grandiose and, indeed, as stunning, as ‘Game of Thrones’ requires it.”
#Content: Expanding Entertainment, Collapsing CriticismBy Matt Hartman

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