Tag Archives: Mission: Impossible

“Furious 7” – Vin Diesel and Sly Stallone are Franchise Kings

“Furious 7” – Vin Diesel and Sly Stallone are Franchise Kings

When I think of a movie that’s done multiple sequels, the first one that comes to mind is “Rocky.” After that, there’s “Star Wars,” and it’s now forthcoming follow-ups; the “Star Trek” franchise; Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” and “Hobbit” prequel flicks; “Mission Impossible” (MI5 out 7/31); “Godzilla” movies and “The Fast and the Furious.”

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SEX, BLOOD & VIOLENCE: The Funky Films of BRIAN DePALMA

SEX, BLOOD & VIOLENCE: The Funky Films of BRIAN DePALMA

 

Alfred Hitchcock believed that “In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director.”  If Stephen King is the “Master of Horror” and Alfred Hitchcock is the “Master of Suspense”, Brian DePalma would be the “Master of Thriller” right…  At least that’s how I see it.  While all three can be “Scary”, there’s something about the way the words are spoken, the drama is built up or how it’s shot that gives a cinematic presentation various distinctions.  “There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it,” THAT’S SUSPENSE — Hitchcock said that too — I just found that quote after my preceding two sentences.

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