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    A Breakdown of the Unbreakable Trilogy

    Now that Glass has finally been released, analyzing the themes, film style, and dramatic elements of the series might be interesting to movie fans.

    • We have come so far in terms of topic proposals in the last year. – T. Palomino 2 years ago

    Aquaman: Impact on DC

    With the release of Aquaman, viewers are torn on its impact on DC’s popularity and current direction. Examining some of the reactions, as well as what DC needs to do to close the ever-growing gap with Marvel (In terms of popularity and revenue) may be interesting.


      An Interesting Time at the El Royale

      Recently I saw Bad Times at the El Royale, and instantly wanted to do an analysis of the film. Operating in true thriller fashion, it often left me wondering what on Earth was going on, and proceeding to deliver hammer blow after hammer blow of intense character development and tense moments. It is filmed in a unique way, as a series of smaller narratives that follow each character, sometimes backtracking or jumping forward in time, before tying the narratives together a piece at a time. Analyzing what new elements this movie brings to the genre, or what elements are familiar, may be interesting.

      • this sounds amazing would love to read one day – ambermakx 6 years ago
      • Really was fascinated by the narrative techniques and structure of this film. The flashbacks and mystery of the film help intrigue and draw in audiences early in the film. – Sean Gadus 6 years ago

      Jaws: Inspiring a Generation

      Recently, I also saw Jaws for the first time. (Yeah, I know). I was amazed at how well it still held up after 43 years! This film is credited with beginning huge changes in cinema and marketing, and for revolutionizing a genre. Between being one of the first movies advertised on television, to knocking The Godfather from its pedestal in 78 days, to casting the Great White as a pariah in the public eye, this film altered every aspect of the moviegoing experience. Specifically focusing on the impact Jaws made in its genre and the changes it introduced to cinematograpghy (i.e. the introduction of more subtle horror, larger budgets, and the importance of a good cinematic score) would be interesting.

      • John Krasinski recently discuss how the film Jaws inspired a quiet place. Check out the link... – Sean Gadus 6 years ago
      • This might be expanded to address different movies that feature a shark. Even some really bad shark movies on the Syfy channel and "The Meg" can be discussed. Why "Jaws" still stands out (but maybe not its sequels) and how it contrasts with other shark movies. A conclusion in such an essay can address what makes for a good shark movie. – Joseph Cernik 6 years ago
      • Joseph Cernik’s note will certainly help in making the article a more authoritative commentary on the shark genre in itself rather than being restricted to a fan page of a single film. ‘The Shallows’, ‘Deep Blue Sea’ and ‘47 meters down’ could all do with a mention. – Dr. Vishnu Unnithan 4 years ago

      The Rise of Alleged Misconduct in Hollywood

      Over the last several months, there has been an astronomical rise in allegations of misconduct (sexual or otherwise) within the mainstream entertainment profession. Recently, Morgan Freeman himself was accused- a man that many view in an extremely favorable light. What are the implications this rise in allegations (founded or not) will have on the entertainment industry? Will they fade away, or spark significant changes? I believe this is a relevant topic that may be of interest.

      • This is an excellent topic, but a common one as of late on the Artifice. I would encourage that perhaps solely focusing on Morgran Freeman would help to make this argument a little more unqiue. Otherwise please check out our other topics and published articles that are similar to this one to see how you could either diversify the issue or bring in another angle that has yet to be explored. – Pamela Maria 6 years ago

      On the Benefits on Third-Person Omniscient Narration

      Third-person Omniscient is something that many authors and readers have moved away from. But why? Extremely popular once, it has seemed to fall away in the last hundred years. perhaps a deep dive into this topic would be of interest.

      • I agree! It seems as though immersivity within many art forms (i.e. books, games, music, etc.), is becoming a central role in their creation. Looking into what are the first-person and third-person books' defining characteristics/tropes would be a good start. – gabbymb 6 years ago
      • This would be very fascinating to look into! Such an interesting way of writing that would be nice to see more of in the modern world narrative writing. – inkski 6 years ago

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