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‘Heat:’ Structure and Pacing

It isn’t just the pacing Mann employs that helps build his constant tension, but also the ambiguous structuring of the film by which it’s never entirely certain which character – DeNiro’s McCauley or Pacino’s Hanna – is the protagonist, and which is the antagonist.

‘Waking Life’ – Is Life a Dream?

Is life a dream? Who knows? But I do know that 7 minutes and 36 seconds isn't nearly enough time to answer that question, so instead I focused on Richard Linklater's answer to that question.

How Fritz Lang’s ‘M’ Shaped the Modern Movie

When you talk about movies that have shaped cinema, I think that 'M' by Fritz Lang has to be in the conversation. Although it wasn't the first movie to use sound, it was the first to use it well.