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    GREY MATTERS: Chaos Is Here To Stay

    When a movie turns into the biggest film that isn’t a sequel or a remake in Earth’s history, you can bet that Hollywood is going to figure out what made that film such a billion dollar baby. That movie is Gary Ross’s "The Hunger Games," and the most easily utilized element of that film is something...

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    VIDEO - Motion Studies #6: Chaos Cinema Part 1

    This popular video, first featured on Press Play, explores how chaos reigns in the techniques used to make contemporary action films.

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    MATTHIAS STORK INTERVIEW: JOHN BAILEY, cinematographer for GROUNDHOG DAY, THE BIG CHILL & THE PRODUCERS (2005)

    I am familiar with your work as a cinematographer but I was unaware of your blog at the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) website which covers a wide variety of cinephiliac topics. How did your blog come about and how do you choose topics to write about?

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    VIDEO ESSAY: Chaos Cinema, Part 3, Matthias Stork responds

    Editor’s Note: Press Play is proud to debut part three in Matthias Stork’s Chaos Cinema, the latest installment in an ongoing consideration of a phenomenon that Stork defined in two video essays that ran on this site in August, 2011. His first two chapters touched off a firestorm of debate that’s st...

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    Cinematographer John Bailey interviews Matthias Stork

    Matthias Stork is more likely to be found hunched over a research desk at the Academy’s Margaret Herrick Library than in the darker recesses of a multiplex cinema playing the latest Hollywood visual effects laden action flick. He is, after all, a graduate student in the Department of Film and Televi...

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    INTERVIEW: Matthias Stork talks about his two-part essay CHAOS CINEMA and himself

    EDITOR'S NOTE: The following interview with Matthias Stork is being republished with permission from Empty Kingdom.

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    STEVEN BOONE: Blind Fury: Notes on Chaos Cinema

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This is yet another view concerning the Chaos Cinema debate. This time it's from writer-critic Steven Boone, who published this piece on his blog Big Media Vandalism. He warns the reader if you haven't watched both chapters of Matthias Stork's video essay ...

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    GREY MATTERS: The art of Chaos Cinema

    By Ian Grey Press Play Contributor

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    MATT ZOLLER SEITZ: Why are so many modern action movies terrible?

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Press Play is posting a column written for Salon by publisher Matt Zoller Seitz, about Matthias Stork's video essay "Chaos Cinema."

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    VIDEO ESSAY: CHAOS CINEMA: The decline and fall of action filmmaking

    Chaos Cinema Part 1 from Matthias Stork on Vimeo.

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