Author Archive: strickler.yancey

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Fury

Fury

| June 10, 2006

With all the bad acting contained within “Fury” and the overly clichéd woman-feeling-scorned-so-she-has-to-kill-everyone story, filmmakers Paul Gorman and Steed Merrill lose any hope for atmosphere which, despite everything else, can sometimes be a saving grace if the cinematography is right, if the right lighting comes across to give off the power unknown to the actors […]

Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai

Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai

| April 24, 2000

Forest Whitaker controls his body the way a DJ does a record–spinning, shifting, and mutating from samurai hit man to shy introvert, all to the dynamic internal beat of Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai. The setting of the film, an anonymous city lovingly captured by director Jim Jarmusch, controls this beat, an urban heart […]

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Using Music to Make a Blockbuster

Using Music to Make a Blockbuster

| March 24, 2000

Not only are film soundtracks, on average, the best selling records, they help make a good scene great when done right. By using the following genre based guide, you can make your very own blockbuster with little to no effort. Take notes, this is your ticket to millions. COMEDY: Violation of expectations is key with […]

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Yancey Strickler’s “Best and Worst” of the ’90s

Yancey Strickler’s “Best and Worst” of the ’90s

| January 9, 2000

Best: 1) Fargo 2) Rushmore 3) Boogie Nights 4) One False Move 5) The Player 6) Hoop Dreams 7) Boyz N the Hood 8) Being John Malkovich 9) LA Confidential 10) Crying Game Favorites: 1) Big Lebowski 2) Bottle Rocket 3) Quiz Show 4) Ice Storm 5) Night On Earth 6) The Limey 7) Three […]

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