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SXSW Film Keynote: Gareth Edwards – Becoming a Filmmaker

Director Gareth Edwards promised attendees at his SXSW keynote address that he would answer the question, “How the heck do you become a filmmaker?” It all started, he explained, when his parents took him to “an obscure art film” called 'Star Wars'. He immediately wanted to grow up to join the rebel alliance and destroy the death star. He shared the disappointment he felt when he was told he couldn’t do this because it was “only a movie”.

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From Heathcliff to Jaime Lannister and Back Again: Byronic Heroes in SFF

Quiz Question: What do the following genre heroes (or should I say, anti-heroes) have in common? DC’s Batman (Think Dark Knight, not the ’60s ABC campy Adam West) Harry Potter‘s Severus Snape Star Wars‘ Han Solo Lord of the Rings‘ Aragorn Game of Thrones‘ Jaime Lannister Dark Tower‘s Roland  Conan Doyle’s …

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Why Has ‘Hocus Pocus’ Become THE Halloween Family Favorite?

Hocus Pocus has unexpectedly but perhaps inevitably become the consensus family favorite of the season nationwide. When it was released, bizarrely, in JULY of 1993, it was not a smash, was reviewed lukewarmly, and went on to generate a moderate $39.5 million ($65 million in 2015 dollars) at the box office.

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