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Oscar Nominations Controversy: Theatre of the Absurd

straight outta compton

Must we as a nation go through yet another round of indignation and accusations of racism by yet another sector of the African-American population? Yes, we must, because that’s what we continue to do, well into the 21st century, 50 years after the wildly successful civil rights movement and nearing the end of the second term of a black president. Racism is ... Read More »

Interdrone: Smile for the Drone – Trends in Aerial Cinematography

norma desmond drone

In Sunset Boulevard, Gloria Swanson’s character Norma Desmond says, “Just us, the cameras, and those wonderful people out there in the dark!... All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up.” Now, there is one more element to that mix: drones. And that close-up can pull back, rise up into the air, and in one continuous shot show you all of Beverly Hills as if you're looking down from heaven. Drones' potential has not been lost on Hollywood. Read More »