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    Watch: The POV Shot in Film, Part One (Leigh Singer's Take)

    How do we quantify what happens when a film assumes the first person point of view, and instead of watching events unfold on camera, viewers become, in a sense, part of those events? Leigh Singer takes us through the varieties of experience possible with such POV shots in his latest video essay (whi...

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    VIDEO ESSAY: Slow Motion Movie Supercut

    LOOK. PAY ATTENTION. NOTICE THE MOVEMENT.

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    VIDEO ESSAY: The Coen Brothers: Men of Constant Sorrow

    Woe be to you if you should be so unlucky as to be a male character in a Coen Brothers film.

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    VIDEO ESSAY: Fast-Mo: Fast-Motion Sequences in Film

    The kinetic speed of the fast-motion effect is a universal touchstone; it transcends language and culture barriers. It’s a visual representation of the voracious thirst driving life. It pushes us forward, even when we’re afraid to take that leap, because in life, there is no rewind button.

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    VIDEO ESSAY: Dragons in Movies

    In confronting dragons, humans confront an ancient, alien Nature. Unlike the other popular fantasy figures these days—vampires and zombies—dragons are not transmuted humans, but rather something beyond us, other than us. Often, they are represented as deeply greedy, and this is their fatal flaw (e.g...

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    VIDEO ESSAY: Breaking the Fourth Wall

    Oh, hello there, reader. I know why you’ve come. You’re here at Press Play to watch Leigh Singer’s awesome supercut of fourth-wall-breaking moments in cinema, aren’t you?

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