Franklin J. Schaffner
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Columns // 2 Articles
Reviews // 3 Articles
//Features

Part 2: The Changing Face of Filmmaking
18 Jun 2007 // 6:00 PM

Every staid situation needs shaking up, none more so that the labored Hollywood studio system. The titles chosen for this section stand out as reasons why things had to change, the results of those seismic stylistic shifts.

Future Shock: The Death of Serious Science Fiction
28 May 2007 // 6:00 PM

The serious Science Fiction film genre is dead or at least on cinematic life support. As the new millennial marches forward, and an omnipresent production paradigm that substitutes spectacle for smarts, futurist filmmaking is definitely gasping for breath.

//Columns

Guerrilla Patton
8 Jan 2009 // 2:59 PM

Soderbergh's supersized retelling of the Che Guevara legend is an uncomfortable mix of war procedural and unabashed hero worship; ingenious but flawed.

The Demise of Horror Culture?
12 May 2008 // 6:00 PM

While the horror classics of 1968 may have indeed revitalized the genre, few today are aware of these movies' impact on the canon...if they acknowledge them at all.

//Reviews

Late '60s Pop Is Half Groovy, Half Gloomy In 'The Double Man' and 'Assignment to Kill'
20 Jul 2011 // 4:58 PM

After James Bond's sex and sadism and the cold war films that followed, spy movies tried to negotiate a "third way", a path between savoir faire glamour and tragic realism.

The Boys from Brazil
21 May 2009 // 4:59 PM

The most intelligent popular work about cloning and human identity in decades.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Mr. Robot: Episode 6 -- "Br4ve-Trave1er.asf

// Channel Surfing

"When episode six opens to find Elliot in terror and panic, it is soon confirmed that he should be.

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