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    Watch: The Louisiana Landscapes of TRUE DETECTIVE As One Grand Open Stage: A Video Essay

    It is entirely appropriate that "True Detective" takes place in Louisiana. That might sound like a tautology, somewhat like saying that it's appropriate that "A Christmas Carol" takes place in London or "Vertigo" takes place in San Francisco.

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    Watch: The Sublime Presence in Michael Mann's Films: A Video Essay

    It's hard to say what it is that's surging beneath so many of Michael Mann's films, what gives them their energy. It could be that he comes the closest to the sublime of any American director.

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    Watch: For Mike Nichols (1931-2014): A Video Essay

    There were three big “Mike Nichols moments” in my life. The first was the universally shared one: watching "The Graduate" for the first time.

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    Watch: 222 Heartbeats, Over 100 Films, From TRIP TO THE MOON to E.T. to GRAVITY ...

    The current piece is just under five minutes long, and does truly take us from a man pointing a gun at an audience in "The Great Train Robbery" to the shower scene in "Psycho" to the rearing of the beast's head in "Alien" to Anthony Hopkins' mask in "Silence of the Lambs" up to Sandra Bullock spinni...

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    Watch: Darren Aronofsky's Cinema of Extremities: A Video Tribute

    When watching this brief but dense video homage to Darren Aronofsky's work by Edgar Martinez, one is reminded that Aronofsky never does anything by halves.

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    Watch: Federico Fellini's Influence on Wes Anderson: A Video Essay

    Is Wes Anderson influenced by Federico Fellini? Yes.

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    Watch: What If RATATOUILLE Met THE WOLF OF WALL STREET? Two Trailers, Merged

    The most resounding criticism of Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" was that its rambunctious, excessive, extreme, vulgar manner was not, in fact, satire but an endorsement, and in fact a glorification, of Wall Streeters' behavior. No one made similar accusations of "Ratatouille."

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    Watch: A Video Essay on the Structural Beauty of Martin Scorsese's THE WOLF OF WALL STREET

    What Milad Tangshir has done with this extremely well-researched and well-edited video essay on Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street is actually several things.

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    Watch: A Video Essay Ode to Martin Scorsese's BRINGING OUT THE DEAD

    Scout Tafoya's most recent installment in his "The Unloved" video essay series was on Martin Scorsese's "Bringing Out the Dead," a film describing the crazed and vaguely hallucinatory careenings of a New York ambulance driver played by Nicolas Cage, thrust up against life and death at their most int...

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