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Josh Matthews

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Focal Points in Movies

This video presents a basic idea for any "introduction to film" student. All movies images (or shots) have focal points. Noticing these focal points is helpful, even crucial, in beginning to view and interpret movies. I also call focal points "dominants," which are the areas…
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December 7, 2019
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Ford v. Ferrari (Movie Review)

Directed by: James MangoldWritten by: Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, Jason KellerStarring: Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Berntha Ford v. Ferrari promises a showdown between car companies. It is, partly, and it fulfills the promise of its title in spectacular fashion, with one of the most spectacular racing scenes I’ve…
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December 6, 2019
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What Long Shots in Movies Mean

Which movie images can make you feel awestruck, terrified, or both? The long shot is a crucial aspect of film. It shows you vast landscapes, vistas, horizons, and images of things that are enormous. But these shots aren't just about showing you pretty landscape pictures.…
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November 26, 2019