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I am a chocolate-loving movie fanatic who thrives on quotes from Casablanca & Top Gun. I also have a slight obsession with JD Salinger and dream of going to New York somed

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    The symbolism and themes of Swiss Army Man (2016)

    The 2016 American comedy-drama film, Swiss Army Man, starring Daniel Radcliff as a farting corpse, has been denoted by many as a film about gender transitioning. This article could explore the symbolism and themes of the film to highlight different interpretations the film may have. Although Swiss Army Man is a relatively straight forward story, its interesting and slightly fantastical plot could be relate to a number of different societal issues. What do you think the meaning behind the film is?

    • Such films often provide good fodder for thought. Would make for a nice read. – Vishnu Unnithan 1 month ago
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    Existentialist shenanigans in Woody Allen films

    A detailed analysis of the existentialist nature of films by Woody Allen. It’s pretty interesting how many of his films challenge contemporary societal issues through existentialist ideologies. This article could be a break down of his various films and the manner in which they explore ideas relating to existence and the meaning of life, often in a comical manner. From Bananas to Annie Hall to the more recent Cafe Society, Woody Allen films are typically incredibly humorous whilst also a great insight into the meaninglessness of life. What you all think?

    • I would love it if someone explained Woody Allen. I have never gotten the appeal. – Munjeera 2 months ago
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    • Perhaps a disclaimer could be written to focus on the movies only and not his personal life. I was never a fan and his point often escaped me anyway. – Munjeera 2 months ago
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    • That's a good point Munjeera! I feel like often the point of his films can go over your head. They're not necessarily supposed to be extremely thought-provoking or anything (excluding Interiors and a few others) but they still have that reoccurring theme of existentialism which I personally quite enjoy and find very interesting. – ninaphillips27 2 months ago
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    • I take great interest in revisiting the past works of screenwriting. I felt the same way about Robin Williams; could never really engage with his early comic charades, his escapades into worlds of fantasy, and finally his masterpieces: Dead Poets Society, Good Will Hunting. All the pieces of that literary puzzle eventually came to light. Robins and Allen teach us that life is as jovial as it is entrenched in trivial matters--much ado about nothing--if I may. – lofreire 2 months ago
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    It’s incredible how with CGI, companies from all over the globe can contribute to create really cinematically beautiful films! Like, I’m from Adelaide, Australia, and it’s nuts how companies like Rising Sun Pictures have helped in massive block busters such as X Men and The Hunger Games!

    Does CGI Benefit Special Effects or Detract From Them?
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    I’m not quite sure about how I feel about the television show but you’re absolutely right. In ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Atwood explores themes of female subjugation extremely well, which is so important and still relevant today. So many of her novels are applicable to present day society and help to challenge and start a conversation about different issues.

    Oryx and Crake: Why Atwood Matters
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    In my creative writing class this morning we were discussing vignettes and Tarantino came up as an example. Although I haven’t watched Four Rooms yet myself, my tutor was going on about it with such enthusiasm that I’ll have to watch it! (I know this was written in 2015 but I thought I’d just chime in haha)

    The Work of Quentin Tarantino: Quality Over Quantity
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    “Nowadays, toys are a scapegoat for unimaginative adults to use while attempting to validate their own political agendas.” This is by far the best and most eye-catching opening line of an article of read in a while! Thank you so much for this beautifully dissected piece. Growing up with a younger brother, we often shared (stole) each others toys, so I was always more of lego kid. However, I still had a massive obsession with plush toys although I never knew exactly where this stemmed from. Definitely an interesting topic to consider further.

    Toys Will Be Toys: Barbie vs. LEGO
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    I absolutely love this show! It’s incredible that the creators just came up with it as they went along! Of course I understand that a lot of work went into it, having to adapt episodes depending on budget, casting issues, popularity etc. would be highly stressful. Watching all the special features really makes you consider it from a different perceptive. For example, I always found that the song used at the very end of the series, Baby Blue, was quite fitting and melancholy, however, after watching the creators opinions I felt it was more so ironic and sort of funny. It was beautifully summed up the whole show and concluded it well.

    Objects in Breaking Bad: If Things Could Talk
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    I have just started watching this series after my brother recommended it to me. So far I’m really enjoy the way it highlights contemporary societal issues through comedy. In a similar fashion to Archer, although perhaps less crudely, Bojack offers an insight into people questioning existentialist nature of existence. I wish we could have studied this TV show rather than exploring the principles of existentialism through Fly Away Peter during high school.

    Bojack Horseman: Balancing Humor and Dark Themes
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    The first time I watched the Force Awakens was in Japan (a day after the rest of the world). After the film finished, I was amazed to hear so many young Japanese Star Wars fans discussing who Rey really was. Although majority of the fans were not theorising to the extent of this article, I was surprised to hear one boy decisively concluding that Samuel L. Jackson must be Rey’s father. He went on to say that the second film will probably include a dramatic scene where Rey carves the words, ‘Bad Mother Fucker,’ into her lightsaber.

    Star Wars: Who is Rey (And Why Do We Care)?