Just months shy of the highly anticipated Director’s Cut of Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky IV: Rocky vs. Drago, spectators await to witness the changes undergone in the film’s final cut. In … Continue reading Sylvester Stallone’s technical and artistic use of Russian montage in Rocky IV is apropos to the film’s initiative as a story.
Contrary to popular knowledge, Sylvester Stallone is a writer/director. Throughout his filmography, he expressed a constructive style within a conservative approach to filmmaking. His junior film Staying Alive (1983) is … Continue reading Rocky Balboa crossing paths with Tony Manero in Sylvester Stallone’s “Staying Alive” and Tony Manero changing his name to Vincent Vega.
The overall objective introduced in the opening of Blow Out is what remains a subconsciously embedded desire for Jack Terry (John Travolta) throughout the plot. Jack is a sound designer … Continue reading ‘Blow Out’ at 40 has stood the test of time as Brian De Palma’s masterpiece.
Since winning their 4th World Cup title in 2006, the head coach of Italian national teams have been the missing link behind the failures they’ve experienced in major tournaments. From … Continue reading From Marcello Lippi to Roberto Mancini, the chip on Italy’s shoulder grows in a quest for redemption.
Dr. Hannibal the cannibal Lecter’s warped view of human respect is depicted with an inquisitive demeanor in his character. If one refers to the Thomas Harris novels, or the screen … Continue reading Vegans, carnivores and cannibals; Dr. Lecter.
Cinema is a medium for the grinders of daily life; an escape from the mundane. The Horror genre is a necessity in society; it’s through the horror picture, where a … Continue reading The Horror Picture alleviates pressure on society, supporting authoritarianism.