From the bird to make an elephant and inflate to the size of the globe
"You can't put a loaded gun on the stage if no one means to shoot it. Can't promise anything."/A. P. Chekhov. A teenage girl who requires everyone to call herself"Lady…

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(Not)heroes: the story of a deconstructed superhero image in comic book adaptations
Marvel now many took out. More precisely, not even Marvel itself as such, but the dominance of their film comics. Film adaptations are full of stamps and even self-copying (I…

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History of self-censorship in Hollywood (part 1)
Censorship is a familiar word for everyone who grew up in the former Soviet republics. It is feared, it is hated, it is reproached, but one of the most terrible…

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“Rocketman”: rock ‘ n ‘ roll trip through the corridors of someone else’s soul

It seems that the era of musical biopics is beginning again in the film industry. But” Rocketman ” (Rocketman) has one huge difference from most of these pictures: the main character of this film is alive. Moreover, Elton John is a producer of a movie about himself, very deeply involved in its production.

Comparison with “Bohemian Rhapsody”, which took a couple of Oscars last year, is inevitable — a very small gap has passed between the films, and the Director is the same. Dexter Fletcher took over Bryan singer’s chair, finished shooting “Rhapsody” at the end of the summer of 2018, and in September he took over “Rocketman”.And the first shots, to be honest, make you roll your eyes from self-repetition: the film begins with the passage of the main character in a stage costume along the corridor of the concert venue, flavored with slow-mo and a slightly slowed-down version of the rhythmic hit. Continue reading

How Hollywood is slowly introducing AI to make movies
The world of movies is full of intriguing "what if": will Smith, as you know, refused the role of Neo, Nicolas cage got the lead role in" Superman " Tim…

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From the bird to make an elephant and inflate to the size of the globe
"You can't put a loaded gun on the stage if no one means to shoot it. Can't promise anything."/A. P. Chekhov. A teenage girl who requires everyone to call herself"Lady…

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Scary evil: eight charismatic maniacs from the world of cinema (part 2)
7. Maniac (Bloody harvest/FR. Haute tension, France, 2003) French Thriller directed by Alexander Azhe ("Mirrors", "the hills have eyes") in our collection — a kind of delicacy before dessert... This…

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Kim Ki-Duk, high five! Top 5 films of the main humanist of Korean cinema
On December 20, 1960, the world-famous Director Kim Ki-Duk was born in Sobenni village (South Korea). The biography turned out to be motley: he left school as a 15-year-old teenager…

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