Frank Capra’s gift to the World – It’s A Wonderful Life

It’s A Wonderful Life – Frank Capra’s gift to the world. Frank Capra’s 1946 Masterpiece, ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’, has rightly gone down in film history as one of the greatest feel good movies of all time. From its humble beginnings as a short story, ‘The Greatest Gift’, which its author Philip Van Doren Stern […]

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On International Philippine Cinematic Milestones

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson A country’s cinema is a symbol of identity which represents the whole populace’ thriving potentials; its aspirations and its desire to institute global connections. The movie industry is a voice declaring that somewhere in this planet, are artistically conscious creatures armed with

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Timeless Classics: World Cinema – The Message (1977)

  The Message (1977) Director: Moustapha Akkad Cast: Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas and Michael Ansara This movie raised a lot of controversy while being made and after being released. Director Mustafa Akkad had to hire 4-5 Islamic clergymen to make it correctly. In the end movie came out as a definite winner. Personally, I don’t […]

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Story Discussion Season 2

Story Discussion by Sasi & Rohit Penumatsa Short Story Season 1 was about a single hectic day in the office of a successful director. Season 2 will be about the dull, slow routine of a flop director. Story Season Two starts at the new Mohan Kumar office where he is getting ready to direct and produce […]

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Three Colors: Trilogy Films

Three Colors Trilogy by KRZYSZTOF KIEŚLOWSKI Three Colors This boldly cinematic trio of stories about love and loss, from Krzysztof Kieślowski was a defining event of the art-house boom of the 1990s. The films are named for the colors of the French flag and stand for the tenets of the French Revolution—liberty, equality, and fraternity—but […]

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How to Raise Funds Using Crowdfunding Sites

How to Raise Funds Using Crowdfunding Sites   To be able to give back and help people who are in need is one of the best things that you can ever do in your life. If you have the time and the resources, you should do your best to do some good and donate to […]

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Crowdfunding Story of America

  – STORY OF AMERICA – Way back the world was dominated by kings and monarchies that created wars and conquests. Individuals have been positioned in lessons and never allowed to make their very own selections. Dynasties have been in style and energy was transferred inside households. Rulers dominated their nations with an iron fist […]

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Indie Birds – Obsession and Desire in Film Noir

What makes a good film noir romance? And how is it different from, say, a romantic comedy or romantic drama? A romance in any genre surely must have plenty of trouble and complications to create enough tension to captivate audiences. The difference in classic film noir lies partially in the universe which the characters inhabit. […]

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Indie Birds – Top 12 Black Film Festivals

Film festival directors create fair and balanced programs for their festivals. Notwithstanding the quality of the films, a festival with all Black films is not necessarily that interesting as a mainstream festival, but opens up the doorway of opportunity for niche market festivals. As a filmmaker, when I set out to identify the top 10 […]

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Indie Birds – Elements of Film Noir

Film Noir , derived from the French term meaning ‘black film,’ is a style and approach to the production of many classic black and white Hollywood crime movies. While opinions differ on its definition, there are a foundation of elements that are common to these films. Hollywood movies of this genre are typically dark, suspense-filled, […]

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