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What ‘The Truman Show’ Teaches Us About Politics

A parallel between 'The Truman Show' and the current era of American politics, in which after decades of relative social and economic stability, cracks in our perfect world have started to show, and beneath them a darker reality of the state of things is being revealed.
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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.
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‘Carlito’s Way:’ The Power of Color

Color plays a vital part in the excellence of 'Carlito's Way,' from reflecting character decisions to vividly casting a shadow of the past without flashbacks.