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  • A Study of
    A Study of "So Bad It's Good" Movies
    Why do we love movies that are so bad, they're good? Let's explore what these movies have in common and see that many critically acclaimed movies actually contain the phenomenon that makes...
  • Physical Injuries in Film: Never a Flesh Wound
    Physical Injuries in Film: Never a Flesh Wound
    When a character gets hurt, what does that symbolize? Let's take a look at some of the most famous movies in cinema and see how injuries greatly enhanced character flaws, relate-ability, and...
  • How To Do A Plot Twist
    How To Do A Plot Twist
    Some of the most exciting movies are the ones with crazy plot twists. But what separates a good twist from a bad one? Let's take a look at a few movies and see what separates the epic from...
  • Costume Design: The Hidden Layer of Movie Magic
    Costume Design: The Hidden Layer of Movie Magic
    Costuming is a vital but oftentimes overlooked aspect of amazing filmmaking. Let's take a look at some movies and see how the costuming added so much to their stories. Twitter: http://bit.ly/1QvLI...
  • The Dolly Zoom: More Than A Cheap Trick
    The Dolly Zoom: More Than A Cheap Trick
    The Dolly Zoom is a bizarre cinematic effect, and it can do a lot more than just make you dizzy. Let's take a look at some famous instances of the dolly zoom, see what they accomplish, and...
  • How Movies Help Us Understand Discrimination
    How Movies Help Us Understand Discrimination
    Film is amazing because of its ability to transport us to different worlds and experiences, but can it help us see what it's like to be discriminated against? Let's look at Menace II Society...
  • The Meaning of Chess in Movies
    The Meaning of Chess in Movies
    Chess is everywhere in movies, and it can mean a lot more than you may think. Let's take a look at chess and see what this ancient game holds for us in cinema. Patreon: http://bit.ly/1UaO9MU...
  • My Favorite Movie Memory: The Tragicomedy
    My Favorite Movie Memory: The Tragicomedy
    Sometimes movies are sad. Sometimes they're funny. But what about the ones that do both? Let's take a look at Little Miss Sunshine and my favorite movie memory. Horace and Pete: https://louisck.n...
  • Film Noir: The Case for Black and White
    Film Noir: The Case for Black and White
    Black and white has a gorgeous look in film. Let's take a look at Film Noir to see what it can do better than color and study how the techniques of black and white filmmaking continue to influence...
  • Milk in Movies: Why Do Characters Drink It?
    Milk in Movies: Why Do Characters Drink It?
    What people consume in a movie says a lot about their character, but what does it mean when they drink milk? Let's take a look. Twitter: http://bit.ly/1QvLI0H Patreon: http://bit.ly/1UaO9MU...
  • One Giant Leap - Supercut
    One Giant Leap - Supercut
    "We have lingered long enough on the shores of the cosmic ocean. We are ready at last to set sail for the stars." — Carl Sagan. Cosmos, 1980. One Giant Leap Twitter: http://bit.ly/1QvLI0H...
  • Why Do We Love Gangsters?
    Why Do We Love Gangsters?
    Let's explore the American Gangster genre and see how the gangster appeals to universal human desires. Twitter: http://bit.ly/1QvLI0H Patreon: http://bit.ly/1UaO9MU Essay this video was based...
  • What Are We Afraid Of? Societal Fears Reflected in Film
    What Are We Afraid Of? Societal Fears Reflected in Film
    Horror movies are a window into the fears of the society that they were made in. Let's see how. Twitter: http://bit.ly/1QvLI0H Patreon: http://bit.ly/1UaO9MU A great analysis of zombie movies...
  • The Hero's Journey - Supercut
    The Hero's Journey - Supercut
    Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Thomas Jack Remix): http://bit.ly/2eH5RZY Twitter: http://bit.ly/1QvLI0H Patreon: http://bit.ly/1UaO9MU The Wizard of Oz (1939) The Truman...
  • Movie Geometry - Shaping the Way You Think
    Movie Geometry - Shaping the Way You Think
    Shapes have meaning. That may sound crazy, but hear me out. Let's explore how cinematographers and directors create shapes inside the frame to add visual storytelling to their films. Twitter:...
  • Swearing In Film: What the F*ck Does it Mean?
    Swearing In Film: What the F*ck Does it Mean?
    Why do characters swear? You may think it's just for laughs or to show anger, but it actually goes a lot deeper than you may think. Music: http://bit.ly/2cDC4Cd http://bit.ly/2cjvzVZ Twitter:...
  • Touch. - Supercut
    Touch. - Supercut
    A supercut of touch in film. you n' i by rainlord: http://bit.ly/2bWtpHS Twitter: http://bit.ly/1QvLI0H Patreon: http://bit.ly/1UaO9MU (500) Days of Summer (2009) Wall-E (2008) 2001: A Space...
  • Why Jump Scares Suck
    Why Jump Scares Suck
    Are jump scares cheap? Should we get rid of them? Short answer: No. They suck, but they have more potential than you may think. Twitter: http://bit.ly/1QvLI0H Patreon: http://bit.ly/1UaO9MU.
  • What Makes a Movie Scary?
    What Makes a Movie Scary?
    Horror films are fascinating. Probably my favorite genre to learn about. Let's see just how much goes into making a scene scary. Twitter: http://bit.ly/1QvLI0H Patreon: http://bit.ly/1UaO9MU.
  • The Rise (and Fall) of Hollywood
    The Rise (and Fall) of Hollywood
    Hollywood history is full of stealing, failure, and deceit. Let's take a look at the conditions filmmakers had to suffer through to get their movies made. Twitter: http://bit.ly/1QvLI0H Patreon:...
  • British vs. American Comedy: What's the Difference?
    British vs. American Comedy: What's the Difference?
    Is there a big difference in comedic style across the Atlantic? Let's see. This video was flagged as containing copyright content (I made my case it was fair use, but BBC doesn't like that...
  • How Campaign Ads Brainwash You
    How Campaign Ads Brainwash You
    Let's take a film perspective on political campaign ads and see how they brainwash you. Twitter: http://bit.ly/1QvLI0H Patreon: http://bit.ly/1UaO9MU Ads: “Stop Terrorism” - Donald Trump:...
  • Dialogue in Film: How Should Characters Talk?
    Dialogue in Film: How Should Characters Talk?
    What makes dialogue work? Let's explore the power of dialogue in film and take a look at the offensively named "Dead Parent Test." Twitter: http://bit.ly/1QvLI0H Patreon: http://bit.ly/1UaO9MU...
  • What Makes a Movie Great?
    What Makes a Movie Great?
    What's the greatest movie of all time? What makes a movie great? These are some big questions. Let's break down the elements of a "great" movie. Twitter: twitter.com/swagthug4lyfe Patreon:...
  • How to End a Movie
    How to End a Movie
    SPOILER ALERTS: 12 Angry Men, The Silence of the Lambs, and Psycho. The other movie clips only show the last shot and don't spoil anything. See the full list of movies referenced below. Make...
  • What Long Takes Can't Do
    What Long Takes Can't Do
    My latest Patreon post (with movie reviews and channel updates): http://bit.ly/1XVzR1t We all know how amazing long takes are, but what are their limitations? Let's explore elements of the...
  • Which Way Did He Go? Lateral Character Movement in Film
    Which Way Did He Go? Lateral Character Movement in Film
    What's the difference between moving left to right or right to left? The difference is everything. Let's talk about movement, and why it means more than you'd think. Check out my Patreon!...
  • The Problem with Trailers
    The Problem with Trailers
    Why do all trailers feel the same? How do great trailers stand out? Let's look at the structure of trailers over time and see how they've grown, and why some are practically identical. Twitter:...
  • Improvisation In Film
    Improvisation In Film
    Why do actors improvise in film? What makes for good improv? Let's look at different improvised scenes and see how films utilize improvisation to provide laughs, tears, or realism. Credit...