Vishnu Unnithan

Vishnu Unnithan

A daydreamer. When confronted with reality, attends med school. A writer who romances the English language and loves quotes...

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Can soundtracks make or break films?

A great soundtrack is so much more than just a collection of good songs. It can pull the story along while somehow effortlessly blending into the background. The right one often helps define a movie. Analyse the effect the much-recognised soundtracks had in such films as Forrest Gump, Drive, The Departed, Pulp Fiction, The Dark Knight and others.

  • Great topic! I would recommend choosing around three examples for clarity (one that works because of the score, one that doesn't work because of the score, one that is strengthened by the score). Also, score VS soundtrack, which did you mean? The score is in the film, the soundtrack is a supplementary collection, typically for advertising. – m-cubed 5 days ago
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  • Interesting topic...Would be great to do an analysis on animated movies vs live-action, and whether that plays a role in how important the soundtrack is??? – MikeySheff 5 days ago
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  • I buy soundtracks based on their content of music acquired by production. I have several soundtracks in my current Vinyl record collection. If you collect them always purchase VINYL RECORDINGS when available you will be glad you did. – WilliamBailey 5 days ago
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The portrayal of Medicine in TV Shows

Audience fascination with medicine has resulted in a large number of riveting TV series pertaining to the topic being made. Analyse the various aspects and ethical dilemmas of medicine portrayed on various medical shows.(even the lesser known ones)

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    Mary Morstan's Impact on the equation between Sherlock and Watson

    Unlike her counterpart in the novel, the makers of Sherlock made a bold decision with their attempt at giving Mary Morstan a very prominent story arc in the third season of the hit TV series. However, the first episode of this season put a tragic end to this promising character’s role. Now, with her part on the Sherlock series over, analyze what part her character played in the lives of the leads, how Sherlock and Watson had their individual priorities changed and what changes may be anticipated in the equation shared by them,especially considering that her death was partly caused by Sherlock’s actions.
    Also, with Molly Hooper still having a very minor role in most episodes, analyze the consequences of the death of the only major female character in the series and whether this was justified(the makers have stated on record that her character was diverting all the attention from Sherlock-Watson and their bromance) considering that her murky past still held the promise of being fodder for more episodes…

    • I imagine one will not be able to fully complete this article until the season has had its run, as Mary's death will no doubt factor into Sherlock and Watson's relationship - I wouldn't call her part "over" quite yet. I like the mention of Mary's novel counterpart, yet it's sad they created such a strong female character to have her die in what I considered a rather ridiculous and undeserving manner. – Karen 3 months ago
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    Vishnu Unnithan

    Even much later, fims are still being used by many governments to brainwash people into accepting their ideologies…

    World War II's Secret Weapon: Propaganda in Film
    Vishnu Unnithan

    Thank you Karen. Indeed, the topic was very vast and it was my humble attempt to put forth all aspects of the idea without going into too much unnecessary detail. Further articles inspired from the various facets of this piece are always welcome.

    Medicine in Film: An Insight Into the Brewing Emulsion
    Vishnu Unnithan

    Which movie are you referring to Tom, I do not think that it could be Memento…
    Please specify. However, I do agree that occasionally some medical films if not done right may seem a bit boring to the audience at large.

    Medicine in Film: An Insight Into the Brewing Emulsion
    Vishnu Unnithan

    Could you be a bit more specific Glennis? I cannot understand from your comment which film you are talking about…

    Medicine in Film: An Insight Into the Brewing Emulsion
    Vishnu Unnithan

    Thank you for sticking till the end and giving the article a chance!:)

    Medicine in Film: An Insight Into the Brewing Emulsion
    Vishnu Unnithan

    I really liked how you managed to cover so many aspects of the Bollywood circus. It is also interesting to see how so many Indian works and actors are finding recognition in Hollywood. Special mentions to ‘Shaun of the Dead’ (where a Hindi song plays on the radio at the start of the zombie outbreak) and ‘Inside Man'(‘Chaiyya Chaiyya’ is used in both the opening and closing credits)

    Bollywood 101: A FUN Guide to Indian Cinema
    Vishnu Unnithan

    While I wholeheartedly agree with your point, my article was solely focussed on the depiction of medicine in films and I just happened to mention a couple of very popular shows that also dealt with the same. TV shows by virtue of their much longer run-times have the luxury to explore many issues with a depth that is not possible in films and as you rightly pointed out, shows like Scrubs can single-handedly cover many aspects of medicine. Besides, with the enormous number of medical TV shows that have been made, right from ‘Marcus Welby MD’ and ‘General Hospital’ from the 60s to perennial favourites like ‘Doogie Howser MD’, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, ‘St. Elsewhere’ and even the more recent additions like ‘Emily Owens MD’, ‘The Knick’ and ‘Code Black’, I think that there is enough material here to warrant a separate article which could do justice to the same.

    Medicine in Film: An Insight Into the Brewing Emulsion
    Vishnu Unnithan

    A really comprehensive article about a strong character who I’m not all that familiar with. While the video game series may have undergone many reboots, one thing I am eagerly waiting for is a reboot to the Lara Croft film series especially since the 2 installments so far can be safely considered to be lackluster at best and do not do justice to the character at all.

    The Metamorphoses of Lara Croft