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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17 music videos with the participation of film characters
Today we remember the glorious and, unfortunately, forgotten art form-music videos in the style of cinema. The 80s and 90s of the last century are magical times filled with music…

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"Chronicles of predatory cities": the triumph of the picture over the meaning
Authors, artists and other creators regularly come up with a variety of ends of the world for our world, describe in detail the worlds that grow out of the ashes…

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Best horror movie soundtracks

Ever wondered what makes a horror soundtrack truly great? First, there is the ever-present tension-mostly between seemingly simple melodies and the ominous sounds that gradually supplant them. Secondly, the abundance of esoteric instruments (the theremin has never sounded so convincing). The clumsy sound is the basis of most tracks. Derived from these chords the whole song is not so easy — perhaps that is why so many “raw” soundtracks to horror films. Fortunately, none of them are on this list.

The concept of lightness and ambiguity plays an important role here. Do you know that feeling that something is wrong? The very best horror movie soundtracks do it in an unusually subtle, slow, gradual way, moving away from your sense of security. Many melodies fade, being separated from their film, or at least lose the effect of their impact. Continue reading

Scary evil: eight charismatic maniacs from the world of cinema (part 1)

We continue to develop the theme of horror, and this time we present a selection of the most intriguing psychopaths from the world of cinema from Hitchcock to the present day. Let’s go!

1. Norman Bates (Psycho / Psycho, the US, 1960)Unconditional classic-the film, binding to viewing all-all-all admirers genre. Surprisingly and naturally: the picture, shot more than half a century ago, and now is not much out of the context of modernity, and perhaps surpasses other “masterpieces” of our days.In “Psycho,” Hitchcock not only uses his signature techniques — a special style, shooting from the point of view of the character and fractional editing-but also introduces the world to the intelligent, pleasant at first glance, the owner of a roadside hotel Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins).By the way, the protagonist of the book of the same name is strikingly different from Hitchcock’s villain. Continue reading

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