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  • Gone with the Wind

    Gone with the Wind

    My choice from MGM Studios in the 1930s for this week's Film School Drop Outs – Weekly Challenge 2018

    World's highest grossing movie ever feels pretty outdated. I, for one, always believe that a classic movie must withstand the scrutiny of time. Set in the backdrop of American Civil War, the movie empathises with the hardships the Southerners had to bear. But when you have watched a movie like Mississippi Burning two days back, it's more or less improbable to…

  • The Passion of Joan of Arc

    The Passion of Joan of Arc


    The third movie of my Film School Drop Outs – Weekly Challenge 2018. Dreyer's La passion de Jeanne d'Arc is my choice from this catalogue of Scandinavian Silent Film in the 1920s.

    A cocktail of low angle close-ups of the protagonist and the high angle close-ups of the antagonists symbolize this movie. Such extreme emphasis on close-ups requires an audacious level of facial expressions from the leads to keep the audience captivated. Renée Jeanne Falconetti pulls it off. There is…