Adaptation

What is the best film adaptation ever? Here are some contenders.

Another blog post, another list of recommendations, but then again, that’s why you’re here. This time, let’s talk adaptations. Taking an existing source material and adapting it to another form (be it book, cinema, radio, TV etc.). Obviously we are familiar with some adaptations such as the Harry Potter film …

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Battleship Potemkin

5 more essential World Cinema films

We have more for you. Yes, this is part two of a list of foreign language features recommended to you by us at musicMagpie. For more information on what this thread is about, read part one of this blog post. Battleship Potemkin (1925) Country: Russia Director: Sergei Eisenstein Okay this …

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Pan's Labyrinth

5 essential World Cinema films

I have written eighteen blogs (this one included) during my time as a writer for musicMagpie. Through them I have introduced you to countless forms of cinema from mainstream to the more outer limits (e.g. arthouse and experimental) and in a range of different languages. And it’s the latter I …

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Metropolis poster

5 essential films to watch before Blade Runner 2049

After eighteen years in the pipeline and following on from the original sci-fi neo-noir classic of 1982 (an adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?), the highly anticipated Blade Runner 2049 is almost upon us. This time, original director Ridley Scott takes a back seat for …

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Film

Venice Film Festival: Which films should you look out for?

On 5th July 2017, the organisers of the Venice International Film Festival (or Venice Biennale if you prefer) announced that actress Annette Bening would be acting as the jury president. Yes folks, it’s that time of year again as the summer to early autumn film festivals begin to select their …

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Baby Driver

An introduction to… Edgar Wright

This week sees Edgar Wright bring us his latest release, the musical action-comedy Baby Driver. What can you say about the man? He’s one of Britain’s most prominent writer-directors and one of the major tenants of modern comedy. Thus, in celebration of the release of Baby Driver, we have just …

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