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Christopher Fowler
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'An exit of film critics'? 'A pretence of film critics'? 'A sneer of film critics'? Judging by the latest poll of the best 100 films of the 21st century according to 177 film critics it should probably be 'a wankfest of film critics'. Film polls are notoriously subjective, of course, but dear God in Heaven, what a dismal collection this turns out to be. As someone who has (shamefully) seen every…
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Christopher Fowler
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It's a safe bet that no-one will look back on 2014 and regard it as a classic year for Hollywood, which, as always, went where the money was - this time looking to the East, as films inserted locations and stars from China, Japan and India in an effort to increase revenue in those growing markets. After the bizarre cash explosion of 'Frozen' in SE Asia that caught even Disney by surprise ('Frozen'…
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Christopher Fowler
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Admit it - when you saw the above picture a piece of music popped into your head, didn't it? When Stanley Kubrick added a Strauss waltz to '2001: A Space Odyssey' he created the most famous classical music/movie juxtaposition in film history. It wasn't a new technique in Europe; 'Elvira Madigan' had used Mozart and Vivaldi, creating a 'running-in-a-white-dress-through-long-grass-in-slow-motion'…
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