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Welles’ Touch of Evil: He Was Some Kind Of Man

After Touch Of Evil‘s European premiere at the World Expo ’58, Les Cahiers du Cinema labeled Orson Welles’ film noir an ‘instant classic’. For years, it has been my favourite piece of pure cinema. [box size=”large” style=”rounded”]We’re going to spoil a thing or two. Like the ending.[/box] My appreciation for Touch Of Evil has certainly nothing to do with its star. Far …

[Video]: Joss Whedon on Filmmaking (Pt 1)

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‘I think of myself as terribly cynical, and very depressed. And that leads to a lot of very romantic writing. Inevitably the two are very intertwined.’ Legendary writer director Joss Whedon (Buffy, Angel, The Avengers, Firefly Dr Horrible’s Singalong Blog) enjoys mainstream success and a legion of cult-like followers, as well as equally passionate cadre of critics. He talks about …

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TV Series Structure: Better Call Saul S01E01

Initially, Better Call Saul was going to be a comedy spin-off for Breaking Bad fans. Then, creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould claimed they were going to do something entirely different and new. Breaking genre. After only the first episode, it transpired that Gilligan & Gould came up with something that is tonally very close to Breaking Bad. It also means that the …