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'If she can't see it, she can't be it': why media representation matters

Whether we like to admit it or not, the characters who inhabit our screen stories – who we fall in love with, laugh with, cry with, and grow older with - have an impact on our lives. They help to shape who we are, who we aspire to be, and how we view the world around us. That's why representation …

Women 'still much less visible in media'

Women are much less visible in the media than men, the latest Global Media Monitoring Project study says.<p>Research by the organization found women only make up 24 percent of people heard about in the news, despite comprising half of the human population.<p>The project's Sarah Macharia says the …

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Media Representation | Media in Minutes | Episode 7

Here's What Happened To Women In 2013

As 2013 comes to a close, we can't help but take time to reflect on the past year. We think about everything that's happened over the last 12 months: …

'What Does David Fincher NOT Do?' A Look Inside the Director's Techniques

Filmmaking is just as much about what you <i>don't</i> put into a movie as it is what you do. This is a concept David Fincher used to describe his own …

Check Out This Awesome Visual Essay On The Style Of David Fincher

You may remember Tony Zhou and EveryFrameAPainting (I hate that name) from some of his previous visual essays, such as Edgar Wright’s Mastery of Visual Comedy. This week, Zhou’s back with a breakdown of <i>Gone Girl</i> director David Fincher, who’s one of the most popular directors around, but has a style …

Gone Girl, David Fincher, and Alfred Hitchcock: How movies like Psycho and Vertigo permeate Gone Girl and other Fincher films.

<b>This post contains spoilers for Gone Girl</b>, <b>Psycho, and many other David Fincher and Alfred Hitchcock movies.</b><p>The most important shot in David Fincher’s …

Fight Club

• <b>Director:</b> David Fincher<p>A ticking-time-bomb insomniac (Edward Norton) and a slippery soap salesman (Brad Pitt) channel primal male aggression into a …

HULK VS. FIGHT CLUB (AND THE WORK OF DAVID FINCHER?)

PLEASE NOTE: IT IS COMPLETELY NO FUN TO WRITE AN ESSAY LIKE THIS. REALLY. HULK LIKES WRITING ESSAYS THAT BUILD TO ACTUAL POINTS AND HAVE SOMETHING …

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Fight Club

We follow a path outwards from the “fear center” of our protagonist's brain, moving through various cerebral micro-landscapes and exiting a skin …

Fight Club

Fifteen Years Later, 'Fight Club' Still Sucks

It's the Reddit of movies.<p>When <i>Fight Club</i> was first released, I found it to be the most scathing indictment of consumerist culture I had ever witnessed. Granted, I was 16 at the time, so I really hadn't seen many indictments of consumerist culture yet. I am, of course, no longer 16 years old, and</i> …

Fight Club

Lessons In Manliness from Fight Club | The Art of Manliness

<i>“The first rule about fight club is you don’t talk about fight club.”</i><p>Today we’re gonna break the first rule with aplomb. Hey, everyone else does too. …

In Jesus' Name, Throw Punches: 'Fight Church' Christian Ministries Believe in Fight Clubs

By day, the Freedom Fellowship church in Virginia Beach, Virginia, is filled with laughter, song and sermon.<p>But by night, the church hosts a fight …

Why Fight Club Matters More Than Ever

Fifteen years later, it's still all about how we're really pissed off<p><b>"The first rule of Fight Club is you do not talk about Fight Club,"</b> barks Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) to his minions — men raised by women. Breaking the rule, we're still talking about <i>Fight Club</i>, 15 years after its release this month …

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5 'Fight Club' Fan Theories That Still Make Your Head Spin 15 Years Later

<i>I am Jack's constant speculation.</i><p>A major year for cinema, 1999 challenged movie audiences with rich, thought-provoking, psychological storytelling. It was the year of "Magnolia," "Eyes Wide Shut," "Being John Malkovich," "The Matrix" and "The Sixth Sense." But there was one film that forever …

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Hey Look, It’s The Honest Trailer For ‘Fight Club’

If I had made an honest trailer for <i>Fight Club</i>, it’d probably be about 8 seconds long, consisting mostly of me saying “It’s awesome, right? I mean honestly.” But here’s the ScreenJunkies version, which is three minutes and 48 seconds of light criticism. To each his own, I guess.<p>“Follow Jack and …

This Is What The Premiere Of 'Fight Club' Looked Like In 1999

The first rule of "Fight Club" is: You do not talk about "Fight Club." The second rule of "Fight Club" is: You <i>do not</i> talk about "Fight Club." The third rule of "Fight Club" is: Hey, maybe we make an exception for the 15th anniversary? With that in mind, HuffPost Entertainment is happy to take a …

Watch Every Single Punch From 'Fight Club'

Since "Fight Club" first came out fifteen years ago and vaulted Brad Pitt and Ed Norton to superstardom, pretty much everyone has violated its first …

Fight Club Director Talks Star Wars - movie

David Fincher has revealed that he spoke to Lucasfilm about directing Star Wars: Episode VII before J.J. Abrams took the job.<p>In Total Film magazine, …

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Birdman Director Alejandro González Iñárritu: Alfred Hitchcock's Rope Is "A Terrible Film"

Coming at a time of year distinguished by tasteful biopics and elegant prestige dramas, <i>Birdman</i> (opening in limited release on Friday) makes its …

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Alejandro G. Iñárritu And ‘Birdman’ Scribes On Hollywood’s Superhero Fixation: ‘Poison, Cultural Genocide’ – Q&A

<b>EXCLUSIVE</b>: When <i>Birdman</i> director Alejandro González Iñárritu stumbles into a suite in the Park Hyatt with his co-writers Alexander Dinelaris Jr, …

Harry Potter Prequel Courting Director Alfonso Cuarón

Rumor has it that the Harry Potter prequel, <i>Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them</i>, is pursuing Oscar-winning director <b>Alfonso Cuarón</b>. If you just think of Cuarón in terms of his most recent success, <i>Gravity</i>, the choice to put him in charge of <b>J.K. Rowling</b>’s latest wizarding tale may seem odd. But …

The MoMA Film Benefit Gala Honors Director Alfonso Cuarón

A ★★★ review of Cronos (1993)

Guillermo del Toro's first feature is a patchwork quilt of so many things - Cronenbergian body horror, zombies, vampires and even Hitchcockian …