Category Archives: Cinematography

L’Arrivée d’un Train en Gare de la Ciotat

L’Arrivée d’un Train en Gare de la Ciotat is considered one of the first films shown to a paying audience. Created by the Lumière Brothers in 1895, it is only fifty seconds long, and features a train arriving at a … Continue reading

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Film Noir

Film noir is not a necessarily a black and white movie, it is actually a movie type that could be incorporated in ‘thriller’ or even ‘crime’. Film noir is not technically a genre, but many treat it as such. In order for … Continue reading

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Analysis of Interview with the Vampire

When I think about vampires, the first image to pop into my mind is usually Dracula in a pinstriped grey suit, with round, blue glasses and a great big top hat in the streets of London. This image is then almost instantly … Continue reading

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Oscar Wilde’s Works

Oscar Wilde was an Irish writer, most known for his novel Dorian Gray. However, he wrote much more than Dorian Gray, and not always in English. The Picture of Dorian Gray was his only novel, the rest of his works … Continue reading

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The Art of Getting By, Review

The Art of Getting By just came out to the cinemas in Ireland, and I couldn’t wait to watch it. I had fallen in love with the trailer I had seen three months beforehand, and I was dying to see … Continue reading

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Making a Clapper

To start a career in cinematography, I first need a clapper, so I decided to make one instead of buying a flimsy cheap one or an overly expensive one online. Share on Facebook

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The Usual Suspects Review

The Usual Suspects is 1995 film directed by Bryan Singer. The sole survivor of a heist gone terribly wrong tells his story, starting with five criminals, no ties between them, who are brought to a seemingly random line-up for a … Continue reading

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Billy Wilder

Billy Wilder was born the 22nd of June 1906 in Austria-Hungary (now Poland). He started his career as a lawyer, but dropped out of school and became a writer and moved to Berlin. In Berlin, he was proposed a job … Continue reading

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Thérèse Raquin (The Adulteress) 1953 Review

Thérèse Raquin is a movie directed by Marcel Carné, based on a novel of the same name by Émile Zola. Thérèse is married to Camille, a sickly, cowardly man who is still living with his mother. She is sad and … Continue reading

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La Bête Humaine (1938) Review

La Bête Humaine is a movie made in 1938 by Jean Renoir, based on Emile Zola’s novel of the same name, which I have read. Roubaud learns that his beloved wife Séverine had cheated on him with her stepfather, and … Continue reading

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