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  • FILM FOR THOUGHT: THE MAGIC LANTERN | Blueprint: Review
    Hugo has not allayed my scepticism but has rather re assured me that in the hands of an artistically minded director when applied to the right film they do have their uses To concisely recap my major problems with 3D are light loss due to the necessity of the glasses and its failure to find any creative merits in the creation of positive and negative visual spaces in relation to the cinema screen The first problem is resolved by the film being so brightly lit anyway so expressionistically glowing in sumptuous and gorgeously enchanting colour that if any light is lost we hardly notice it even in darker scenes a rich palette of blues and purples serves to create the impression of night and shadow This aesthetic links to the film s excellent use of CGI which here is used to enhance the fantastical world of a train station in post WW1 Paris Dante Ferretti s extraordinarily detailed and lavish art direction creates an absorbing diegesis a vision of reality s past through the lens of childish wonder and fairy tale and the CGI effects expand this world in a truly unselfconscious way At no point did the seams between set and CGI become visible and as such the CGI contributed to instead of detracted from the fantasy of the film On the second of my 3D reservations the truly revolutionary aspect to Scorsese s direction of the film is the way he has consciously meticulously and intelligently reconsidered the very grammar of film language in his shot composition The positive space is normally served very bluntly by 3D which only renders pre existing elements of pictorial composition more obvious to unenlightened eyes Scorsese therefore creates shots and images which play upon this obviousness trains and corridors running in parallel which enhance our perspective of depth heaving and oppressive crowds of people and tall staircases reminiscent of Hitchcock s pioneering contra zoom in Vertigo Scorsese also explores the possibilities of the negative space and concludes that subtlety rather than gimmicky spectacle is the key to genuine artistry here instead of things popping out of the screen a grate in a wall opens out onto us Sacha Baron Cohen s spherical face seems to slowly push out of the screen and snow appears to fall all around us As brilliant as the film is on a technical level Scorsese finds in the narrative of Selznick s novel a perfect context in which to justify his pioneering usage of revolutionary technology There are two central metaphors present in the story which point towards the origins and true nature of cinema as well as the soul and humanity which must accompany technology to create art The first metaphor is in the relationship between Hugo Cabret and Isabelle He has a mind for mechanics and magic achieved through scientific technological means his duty in life is to wind the clocks at the station and it is amongst the myriad cogs and mechanisms that he

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  • Adam Hollingworth | Blueprint: Review
    Competitions Gates of Video Hell Haiku Review Interviews Short Films Weekend of Trash Home Reviews Book Reviews Film Reviews Game Reviews Short Films Soundtrack Reviews TV Reviews Podcasts Blueprint Review Spoiler Podcast Features Competitions Gates of Video Hell Haiku Review Interviews Short Films Weekend of Trash Author Adam Hollingworth Adam Hollingworth FILM FOR THOUGHT FEBRUARY IS THE CRUELLEST MONTH Adam Hollingworth March 11 2012 Featured Features Film For Thought Brainy film buff Adam Hollingworth offers a monthly glimpse into his musings on cinema This month a torrent of underwhelming efforts are redeemed by a motely crew headed up by a pig and a frog FILM FOR THOUGHT JANUARY SUPRISES AND DISAPPOINTMENTS Adam Hollingworth February 16 2012 Featured Features Film For Thought 1 Comment Brainy film buff Adam Hollingworth offers a monthly glimpse into his musings on cinema In January as the awards season enters its most interesting speculative period Adam assesses a few of the front runners and rank outsiders FILM FOR THOUGHT THE MAGIC LANTERN Adam Hollingworth December 8 2011 Featured Features Film For Thought 1 Comment Brainy film buff Adam Hollingworth offers a weekly glimpse into his musings on cinema This week the latest from Scorsese is a supreme meta cinematic treat which finally finds the perfect project to justify the potential of 3D in cinema FILM FOR THOUGHT THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE Adam Hollingworth December 6 2011 Featured Features Film For Thought Brainy film buff Adam Hollingworth offers a weekly glimpse into his musings on cinema This week how the languages of words and images make an uneasy and disappointing collision at the bottom of The Deep Blue Sea FILM FOR THOUGHT TWISTED MORALS Adam Hollingworth November 24 2011 Featured Features Film For Thought 1 Comment Brainy film buff Adam Hollingworth offers a weekly glimpse into his musings on cinema This week the moral ambiguity of Snowtown and the way it relates to classical tragedy s consideration of the individual versus the community FILM FOR THOUGHT LOST IN TRANSLATION Adam Hollingworth November 17 2011 Features Film For Thought Brainy film buff Adam Hollingworth offers a weekly glimpse into his musings on cinema This week Andrea Arnold s drastically reimagined Wuthering Heights and a superior foray into the pitfall abundant area of adapting classic literature on film FILM FOR THOUGHT CAESAR NOW BE STILL Adam Hollingworth November 3 2011 Features Film For Thought Brainy film buff Adam Hollingworth offers a weekly glimpse into his musings on cinema This week George Clooney s latest and a political pessimism which is subtly characteristic of much recent filmmaking FILM FOR THOUGHT IN THE NAME OF THE MOTHER Adam Hollingworth October 28 2011 Features Film For Thought Brainy film buff Adam Hollingworth offers a weekly glimpse into his musings on cinema This week Lynne Ramsay s latest a challenging expressionistic take on some profoundly dramatic ideas and the enduring cinematic relationship between a psychopath and his mother FILM FOR THOUGHT OUR REVELS NOW ARE ENDED Adam Hollingworth October 21 2011 Features Film

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  • Blueprint on Filmwhys | Blueprint: Review
    The Force Awakens David Brook December 22 2015 Featured Podcasts Spoiler Episode 6 Melancholia Andy Goulding December 4 2015 Featured Podcasts Spoiler Podcast Blueprint Review Spoiler Podcast Features Recent Haiku Review April 16 admin April 11 2016 Featured Features Haiku Review 4 5 Trash A VHS Festival Justin Richards March 27 2016 Featured Features Reviews 4 5 Interview with Amber Fares Katy Vans March 3 2016 Featured Features Interviews Haiku Review February 16 admin March 3 2016 Featured Features Haiku Review Competition Win Last Shift on DVD David Brook January 18 2016 Competitions Featured Features Interview with Steve Oram admin January 11 2016 Featured Features Interviews Our Favourite Films of 2015 David Brook January 4 2016 Featured Features 2 Comment Haiku Review December 15 admin December 12 2015 Featured Features Haiku Review Competition Win Aferim on DVD David Brook December 8 2015 Competitions Featured Features Competitions Gates of Video Hell Haiku Review Interviews Short Films Weekend of Trash Home Reviews Book Reviews Film Reviews Game Reviews Short Films Soundtrack Reviews TV Reviews Podcasts Blueprint Review Spoiler Podcast Features Competitions Gates of Video Hell Haiku Review Interviews Short Films Weekend of Trash Home Featured Blueprint on Filmwhys David Brook January 13 2015 Featured Podcasts I ve enjoyed representing Blueprint Review on the LAMBcast on several occasions and through that I got in touch with Bubbawheat from Flights Tights Movie Nights about guesting on his podcast Filmwhys Filmwhys sees Bubbawheat approached by a new film why each episode i e why haven t you seen insert popular classic film here and in return he offers a comic book or superhero movie that his guest hasn t seen Flights Tights Movie Nights specialises in the superhero genre if you hadn t guessed Both films are discussed in detail making for an interesting and

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  • Charlize Theron | Blueprint: Review
    Game Reviews Short Films Soundtrack Reviews TV Reviews Podcasts Recent Spoiler Episode 11 A Separation Andy Goulding April 22 2016 Featured Podcasts Spoiler Podcast Spoiler Episode 10 Ready Player One Andy Goulding April 10 2016 Featured Podcasts Spoiler Podcast Spoiler Episode 9 Mad Max Fury Road Andy Goulding March 26 2016 Featured Podcasts Spoiler Podcast Spoiler Episode 8 Dumbo Andy Goulding March 12 2016 Featured Podcasts Spoiler Podcast Spoiler Episode 7 This is England 90 Andy Goulding March 1 2016 Featured Podcasts Spoiler Podcast Blueprint on the LAMBcast Roll Your Own Top 5 David Brook February 15 2016 Featured Podcasts Blueprint on the LAMBcast Best Movies of 2015 David Brook January 7 2016 Featured Podcasts Blueprint on the LAMBcast Star Wars The Force Awakens David Brook December 22 2015 Featured Podcasts Spoiler Episode 6 Melancholia Andy Goulding December 4 2015 Featured Podcasts Spoiler Podcast Blueprint Review Spoiler Podcast Features Recent Haiku Review April 16 admin April 11 2016 Featured Features Haiku Review 4 5 Trash A VHS Festival Justin Richards March 27 2016 Featured Features Reviews 4 5 Interview with Amber Fares Katy Vans March 3 2016 Featured Features Interviews Haiku Review February 16 admin March 3 2016 Featured Features Haiku Review Competition Win Last Shift on DVD David Brook January 18 2016 Competitions Featured Features Interview with Steve Oram admin January 11 2016 Featured Features Interviews Our Favourite Films of 2015 David Brook January 4 2016 Featured Features 2 Comment Haiku Review December 15 admin December 12 2015 Featured Features Haiku Review Competition Win Aferim on DVD David Brook December 8 2015 Competitions Featured Features Competitions Gates of Video Hell Haiku Review Interviews Short Films Weekend of Trash Home Reviews Book Reviews Film Reviews Game Reviews Short Films Soundtrack Reviews TV Reviews Podcasts Blueprint Review Spoiler Podcast Features Competitions

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  • George Miller | Blueprint: Review
    Night Tootsie admin April 13 2016 Film Reviews Reviews 5 0 Book Reviews Film Reviews Game Reviews Short Films Soundtrack Reviews TV Reviews Podcasts Recent Spoiler Episode 11 A Separation Andy Goulding April 22 2016 Featured Podcasts Spoiler Podcast Spoiler Episode 10 Ready Player One Andy Goulding April 10 2016 Featured Podcasts Spoiler Podcast Spoiler Episode 9 Mad Max Fury Road Andy Goulding March 26 2016 Featured Podcasts Spoiler Podcast Spoiler Episode 8 Dumbo Andy Goulding March 12 2016 Featured Podcasts Spoiler Podcast Spoiler Episode 7 This is England 90 Andy Goulding March 1 2016 Featured Podcasts Spoiler Podcast Blueprint on the LAMBcast Roll Your Own Top 5 David Brook February 15 2016 Featured Podcasts Blueprint on the LAMBcast Best Movies of 2015 David Brook January 7 2016 Featured Podcasts Blueprint on the LAMBcast Star Wars The Force Awakens David Brook December 22 2015 Featured Podcasts Spoiler Episode 6 Melancholia Andy Goulding December 4 2015 Featured Podcasts Spoiler Podcast Blueprint Review Spoiler Podcast Features Recent Haiku Review April 16 admin April 11 2016 Featured Features Haiku Review 4 5 Trash A VHS Festival Justin Richards March 27 2016 Featured Features Reviews 4 5 Interview with Amber Fares Katy Vans March 3 2016 Featured Features Interviews Haiku Review February 16 admin March 3 2016 Featured Features Haiku Review Competition Win Last Shift on DVD David Brook January 18 2016 Competitions Featured Features Interview with Steve Oram admin January 11 2016 Featured Features Interviews Our Favourite Films of 2015 David Brook January 4 2016 Featured Features 2 Comment Haiku Review December 15 admin December 12 2015 Featured Features Haiku Review Competition Win Aferim on DVD David Brook December 8 2015 Competitions Featured Features Competitions Gates of Video Hell Haiku Review Interviews Short Films Weekend of Trash Home Reviews Book Reviews Film Reviews

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  • Mad Max | Blueprint: Review
    Tootsie admin April 13 2016 Film Reviews Reviews 5 0 Book Reviews Film Reviews Game Reviews Short Films Soundtrack Reviews TV Reviews Podcasts Recent Spoiler Episode 11 A Separation Andy Goulding April 22 2016 Featured Podcasts Spoiler Podcast Spoiler Episode 10 Ready Player One Andy Goulding April 10 2016 Featured Podcasts Spoiler Podcast Spoiler Episode 9 Mad Max Fury Road Andy Goulding March 26 2016 Featured Podcasts Spoiler Podcast Spoiler Episode 8 Dumbo Andy Goulding March 12 2016 Featured Podcasts Spoiler Podcast Spoiler Episode 7 This is England 90 Andy Goulding March 1 2016 Featured Podcasts Spoiler Podcast Blueprint on the LAMBcast Roll Your Own Top 5 David Brook February 15 2016 Featured Podcasts Blueprint on the LAMBcast Best Movies of 2015 David Brook January 7 2016 Featured Podcasts Blueprint on the LAMBcast Star Wars The Force Awakens David Brook December 22 2015 Featured Podcasts Spoiler Episode 6 Melancholia Andy Goulding December 4 2015 Featured Podcasts Spoiler Podcast Blueprint Review Spoiler Podcast Features Recent Haiku Review April 16 admin April 11 2016 Featured Features Haiku Review 4 5 Trash A VHS Festival Justin Richards March 27 2016 Featured Features Reviews 4 5 Interview with Amber Fares Katy Vans March 3 2016 Featured Features Interviews Haiku Review February 16 admin March 3 2016 Featured Features Haiku Review Competition Win Last Shift on DVD David Brook January 18 2016 Competitions Featured Features Interview with Steve Oram admin January 11 2016 Featured Features Interviews Our Favourite Films of 2015 David Brook January 4 2016 Featured Features 2 Comment Haiku Review December 15 admin December 12 2015 Featured Features Haiku Review Competition Win Aferim on DVD David Brook December 8 2015 Competitions Featured Features Competitions Gates of Video Hell Haiku Review Interviews Short Films Weekend of Trash Home Reviews Book Reviews Film Reviews Game

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  • Tom Hardy | Blueprint: Review
    2016 Featured Podcasts Spoiler Podcast Spoiler Episode 9 Mad Max Fury Road Andy Goulding March 26 2016 Featured Podcasts Spoiler Podcast Spoiler Episode 8 Dumbo Andy Goulding March 12 2016 Featured Podcasts Spoiler Podcast Spoiler Episode 7 This is England 90 Andy Goulding March 1 2016 Featured Podcasts Spoiler Podcast Blueprint on the LAMBcast Roll Your Own Top 5 David Brook February 15 2016 Featured Podcasts Blueprint on the LAMBcast Best Movies of 2015 David Brook January 7 2016 Featured Podcasts Blueprint on the LAMBcast Star Wars The Force Awakens David Brook December 22 2015 Featured Podcasts Spoiler Episode 6 Melancholia Andy Goulding December 4 2015 Featured Podcasts Spoiler Podcast Blueprint Review Spoiler Podcast Features Recent Haiku Review April 16 admin April 11 2016 Featured Features Haiku Review 4 5 Trash A VHS Festival Justin Richards March 27 2016 Featured Features Reviews 4 5 Interview with Amber Fares Katy Vans March 3 2016 Featured Features Interviews Haiku Review February 16 admin March 3 2016 Featured Features Haiku Review Competition Win Last Shift on DVD David Brook January 18 2016 Competitions Featured Features Interview with Steve Oram admin January 11 2016 Featured Features Interviews Our Favourite Films of 2015 David Brook January 4 2016 Featured Features 2 Comment Haiku Review December 15 admin December 12 2015 Featured Features Haiku Review Competition Win Aferim on DVD David Brook December 8 2015 Competitions Featured Features Competitions Gates of Video Hell Haiku Review Interviews Short Films Weekend of Trash Home Reviews Book Reviews Film Reviews Game Reviews Short Films Soundtrack Reviews TV Reviews Podcasts Blueprint Review Spoiler Podcast Features Competitions Gates of Video Hell Haiku Review Interviews Short Films Weekend of Trash Tagged Tom Hardy Home Tom Hardy Spoiler Episode 9 Mad Max Fury Road Andy Goulding March 26 2016 Featured Podcasts Spoiler Podcast

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  • The Dark Knight Rises DVD Review | Blueprint: Review
    s a good chance that most film fans will have read all they want to prior to the theatrical release Given that these tent pole movies are seen as critic proof anyway does it even matter what is said or written about it Certainly not from the perspective of convincing people to see the film They come with a ready made fan base who chatter excitedly online in the build up to the release tweeting about every leaked production still and discussing every nugget of plot information This overload of information means that by the time the film is actually released and you pitch up at your local multiplex or make the pilgrimage to your nearest IMAX there s a fair chance that you have a pre conceived notion of whether the spectacle you re about to see is any good or not It is difficult to ignore the brouhaha and cut through the hyperbole to judge the film on its own merits So perhaps the passing of time gives a bit of perspective and an opportunity to re evaluate the film on its DVD release Or for people who missed or avoided the theatrical release a group which includes this reviewer a chance to watch the film for the first time long after the opening weekend and concomitant promotional distractions The Dark Knight Rises takes up the action 8 years after the batman disappeared in disgrace having taken the fall for the murder of DA Harvey Dent It begins with the obligatory action set piece as Aiden Gillen s CIA agent fails to notice the unusual voice of the masked prisoner and an audacious attempt to escape from an aeroplane is undertaken Thankfully we re then thrust back into the claustrophobic streets of Gotham where a crippled reclusive Bruce Wayne is enticed out of retirement There are atmospheric aerial shots of skyscraper dominated city vistas car chases not to mention motorbike and batwing chases through rain soaked streets and fight scenes on gangways that are shot and cut like a computer game Yep the visual iconography is all present and correct There is a violent assault on the stock exchange which leads to Bruce Wayne losing control of his company and the city is liberated by the mercenary Bane Yep the somewhat confused politics is there Impressive fight and chase sequences juxtaposed with politicians quoting Dickens shows that this is a film that has aspirations to cater for a wider audience than your average blockbuster So there is both brain and brawn here as you d expect from the Nolan brothers And yet And yet it really is quite a poor film I imagine that watching it in an IMAX theatre the spectacle somewhat disguises the deficiencies in the script but on DVD they re glaringly obvious There are too many things that simply don t add up or make sense the main twist why does there have to be one being a particular nadir It is not quite

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