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Nollywood isn’t ‘cinematic,’ and that’s ok
One of the criticisms of Nollywood since it theatrical exhibition began is that it isn’t cinematic. Our films look like television shows; flat lighting, scene coverage lacking mis en scene, dialogue conveying what images should.
Perspective is everything
Perspective has a Latin root meaning ‘look through’ or ‘perceive’, and all the meanings of perspective have something to do with looking – a way of regarding situations or topics etc.
The kidnapper next door
Hollywood loves movies about kidnapping. They make them in every genre. Ron Howard-directed crime thriller, Ransom (1996), stars Mel Gibson as a multimillionaire whose son is kidnapped. He cooperates with the police at first but then turns the tables on the kidnappers when he uses the ransom money....
The power of collaborating in films
Over the course of the history of cinema, there have been several milestones created by artists who came together to collaborate and create something special. Now, while all of filmmaking is collaborative, what is referenced here particularly is when artists live out the definition....
The legacy of a long shelf life
This June, the Brian DaPalma directed Scarface(1983), written by Oliver Stone, starring Al Pacino, in arguably his most iconic role, post Godfather, celebrates its 35th anniversary. The Prince Charles Cinema in London marked this on the 7th of June by screening the film.