Arrival — Examining an Adaptation

Arrival — Examining an Adaptation


Examining how Arrival was adapted from the short story it was based on, how clever editing kept the focus on the protagonist, and why good science fiction is really a study of humanity.


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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.

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Vancouver Never Plays Itself

Vancouver Never Plays Itself

Perhaps no other city has been as thoroughly hidden from modern filmmaking as Vancouver, my hometown. Today, it’s the third biggest film production city in North America, behind Los Angeles and New York. And yet for all the movies and TV shows that are shot there, we hardly ever see the city itself. So today, let’s focus less on the movies and more on the city in the background. Press the CC button to see movie names and locations.

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The Silence of the Lambs - Who Wins the Scene?

The Silence of the Lambs - Who Wins the Scene?

In drama, two characters walk into a room. Each wants something from the other. The question of the scene is: who gets what they want?

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