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Pride & Prejudice & Zombies: the drama with comedy plot

Pride & Prejudice & Zombies: the drama with comedy plot

Last year I wrote about Zootopia, and how a good comedy needs a plot that works for a drama. Well, a few days ago I saw “Pride & Prejudice & Zombies“, and I have to say that unfortunately it doesn’t look like this idea works the other way around. Judging by this movie, a drama […]

Orson Welles and the forgotten art of Deep Focus

Orson Welles and the forgotten art of Deep Focus

I’ve recently seen the famous Orson Welles movie “Touch of Evil”, and I couldn’t help but notice how well he handles the “deep focus” technique. Welles achieved great fame using that technique on Citizen Kane, in which both characters and background are always perfectly sharp, and he used it once again when filming Touch of […]

Zootopia/Zootropolis and the drama plot in comedy

Zootopia/Zootropolis and the drama plot in comedy

Zootopia (US title) or Zootropolis (EU title) is a comedy released by Disney during the first half of 2016. The movie was widely succesful and received praise by both critics and audience. This praise is, in my opinion, very well deserved. Zootopia not only entertains us, but it also gives a great lesson about comedy […]