In Part 2 of 2, it’s asked what repetition or originality even mean in a sequel, and how The Force Awakens is “nostalgic.”
Last week’s announcement that Tim Burton will direct a remake of Disney’s Dumbo is a reminder that in Burton’s career we witness the convergence of the aesthetic logic of allusionism and the corporate logic of franchising.
We have been to three girl-focused cons this summer and fall: LeakyCon, DashCon and GeekGirlCon. These cons are non-profit, largely run by volunteers, and provide alternative geeky spaces to male-dominated cons. These cons extend the work of social media such as…
Part two of this series on the 52nd New York Film Festival focuses on Alain Resnais’ Life of Riley, David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars, and Abel Ferrera’s Pasolini.
Why do critics claim that only “fanboys” can make sense of Guardians of the Galaxy?
How to transform the potential of online communities like Simple Machine into local, public support for independent filmmaking?
Each winter, as February becomes March, Columbia, Missouri transforms itself into a grand stage for the True/False film fest, a four-day international nonfiction film festival.
Continuing to think about LEGO, the idea of “creativity,” and the unequal extension of that idea to different consumer groups.
While teaching an undergraduate film module this week, I asked my student cohort to come up with any female-led film franchises. We were discussing gender and I was trying to illustrate how inequality still persists in the twenty-first century both…
Female-led film franchises are few and far between, especially in the traditionally masculine genres of science fiction and fantasy. There are, of course, exceptions to this ‘rule’ which I shall discuss in a moment – but, firstly, I would like…
Chuck Tryon discusses Jeff Ulin’s latest book on media distribution, focusing on temporal and spatial considerations in a global, digital marketplace.