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The Odd Fetishisation of the Titanic

Star Wars

Published 13th April 2012
The Titanic sank beneath the waves a hundred years ago this week. What is it about the sinking of the Titanic that continues to motivate writers and filmmakers, and is there anything new left in the story?
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What Origin of Species can tell us about Adaptations

Star Wars

Published 6th April 2012
Samuel Marlow considers if all stories have a native medium, or if they can be adapted from one form to another. And if any story can be adapted into any medium, what is gained or lost in doing so?
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Spoiler-Laden Rant About the Ending of the Watchmen Film

Star Wars

Published 3rd April 2012
Much was made of the faithfulness of the Watchmen film to the comic series it was based on, but a minor alteration to the ending has Samuel Marlow all riled up.
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Improvising a Feature Film, and Why You Shouldn’t

Monsters

Published 1st April 2012
Improvisation can be a powerful tool in writing and rehearsal, and in the hands of skilled actors can really bring a part to life, but when used in place of a script can work against the desired reality.
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Why Superman Should Have Been Made in 1946

Superman

Published 28th March 2012
Story details leaked of Zack Snyder's Man of Steel suggest many of the same story problems will afflict this reboot as previous films. So how would Samuel Marlow tackle the character and his world?
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Vast Budgets and the Massive Losses

Cleopatra

Published 22nd March 2012
Disney's John Carter is on its way to becoming the biggest flop in movie history. Can studios buy an audience?
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In Praise of John Carter (of Mars)

John Carter

Published 22nd March 2012
Disney's John Carter may not be sophisitated but it is enteraining enough. Does it deserve the negative reivews it has received?
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The Fairytale in Hugo (Analysis)

Hugo

Published 8thMarch 2012
Samuel Marlow takes a look at the deep vein of fairytale symbolism, specifically themes of transformation and rebirth, that run beneath the surface of Martin Scorsese’s Hugo.
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Review of Martin Scorses's Hugo

Hugo

Published 8th March 2012
Samuel Marlow gives his thoughts on Martin Scorsese’s Hugo in advance of analysing the (one suspects) accidental fairytale symbolism in the movie.
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Matt Smith's Doctor is a Trickster in Pure Form

Hugo

Published 8th March 2012
How the Eleventh Doctor has returned to his trickster roots, and head writer Stephen Moffat draws on a fairytale legacy.
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