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Fantasy-Adventure

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Fjord Filmmaking: ‘Cold Prey’ (2006), ‘Trollhunter’ (2010), ‘The Wave’ (2015), & ‘Thelma’ (2017)

Directed by: André Øvredal [1], Roar Uthaug [2, 3], Joachim Trier [4] || Produced by: John M. Jacobsen, Sveinung Golimo [1], Martin Sundland, Magne Lyngner [2], Are Haeidenstorm [3], Thomas Robsahm [4] Screenplay by: André Øvredal [1], Thomas Moldestad [2], John Kåre Raake, Harald Rosenløw-Egg [3], Joachim Trier, Eskil Vogt [4] || Starring: Otto Jespersen, Hans … Continue reading

‘Jupiter Ascending’ (2015): Off-Brand Marvel

Directed by: The Wachowskis || Produced by: Grant Hill, The Wachowskis Screenplay by: The Wachowskis || Starring: Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth Music by: Michael Giacchino || Cinematography: John Toll || Edited by: Alexander Berner || Country: United States, Australia || Language: English Running Time: 127 minutes The influence brands … Continue reading

‘Everything, Everywhere, All at Once’ (2022): Too Much, Nowhere, None of the Time

Directed by: Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert || Produced by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Mike Larocca, Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert, Jonathan Wang, Michelle Yeoh Screenplay by: Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert || Starring: Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan, Jenny Slate, Harry Shum Jr., James Hong, Jamie Lee Curtis Music by: Son Lux, Mitski, David Byrne, … Continue reading

‘The Northman’ (2022): Robert Eggers Makes Alexander Skarsgård a Viking

Directed by: Robert Eggers || Produced by: Mark Huffam, Lars Knudsen, Robert Eggers, Alexander Skarsgård, Arnon Milchan Screenplay by: Sjón Birgir Sigurosson, Robert Eggers || Starring: Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, Björk, Willem Dafoe Music by: Robin Carolan, Sebastian Gainsborough || Cinematography: Jarin Blaschke || Edited by: Louise Ford || … Continue reading

‘Where the Wild Things Are’ (2009): I’ll Eat You Up, I Love You So

Directed by: Spike Jonze || Produced by: Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, Maurice Sendak, John Carls, Vincent Landay Screenplay by: Spike Jonze, Dave Eggers || Starring: Max Records, Catherine Keener, Mark Ruffalo, James Gandolfini, Lauren Ambrose, Chris Cooper, Catherine O’Hara, Forest Whitaker Music by: Karen O, Carter Burwell || Cinematography: Lance Acord || Edited by: Eric … Continue reading

‘The Green Knight’ (2021): David Lowery’s Modern Take on an Old Tale

Directed by: David Lowery || Produced by: Toby Halbrooks, James M. Johnston, David Lowery, Tim Headington, Theresa Steele Page Screenplay by: David Lowery || Starring: Dev Patel, Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton, Sarita Choudhury, Sean Harris, Ralph Ineson Music by: Daniel Hart || Cinematography: Andre Droz Palermo || Edited by: David Lowery || Country: United States … Continue reading

‘Mortal Kombat’ (1995) vs. ‘Mortal Kombat’ (2021): Test Your Might

Directed by: Paul W. S. Anderson [1] Simon McQuoid [2] || Produced by: Lawrence Kansanoff [1], James Wan, Todd Garner, Simon McQuoid, E. Bennett Walsh [2] Screenplay by: Kevin Droney [1], Greg Russo, Dave Callaham [2] || Starring: Linden Ashby, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Robin Shou, Bridgette Wilson, Talisa Soto, Christopher Lambert [1], Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, … Continue reading

‘Godzilla vs Kong’ (2021): The MonsterVerse May Be the Best Universe

Directed by: Adam Wingard || Produced by: Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Brian Rogers, Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, Eric McLeod Screenplay by: Eric Pearson, Max Borenstein || Starring: Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, Eiza González, Julian Dennison, Lance Reddick, Kyle Chandler, Demián Bichir Music by: Tom Holkenborg || Cinematography: … Continue reading

‘The Dark Crystal’ (1982, 2019): A Masterwork of Puppetry and Fantasy

Created by: Jim Henson [1], Jeffrey Addiss, Will Matthews [2] || Written by: David Odell [1], Jeffrey Addiss, Will Matthews, J.M. Lee, Vivian Lee, Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Simon Racioppa, Richard Elliott, Kari Drake, Margaret Dunlap [2]  Directed by: Jim Henson, Frank Oz [1] Louis Leterrier [2] || Starring: Stephen Garlick, Lisa Maxwell, Billie Whitelaw, Percy Edwards … Continue reading

My Interpretations of Punk

In my struggles to define the different audiovisual styles of various films, including and especially the diegetic minutiae of the worlds in which their narratives inhabit, I stumbled across numerous articles, forums, and reactionary podcasts discussing the numerous “punk” aesthetics of fictional words in different art forms, including but not limited to novels, comic books, … Continue reading