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Deconstructing Cinema

Deep Impact

Arpad takes a look at the Chelyabinsk meteor event in Russia and the work of astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson as he discusses a scene from the 1998 movie Deep Impact in part 89 Deconstructing Cinema. More…

Deep Impact
Apollo 13

Ron Howard’s tribute to the fortitude of those at the heart of the nearly tragic Apollo space mission, and the moment the astronauts accept their dream shall never be. More…

Apollo 13
William Shakespeare’s Romeo And Juliet

Take a drug fuelled trip into the decadent party of The Capulets in part 88 of Deconstructing Cinema with a scene from Baz Luhrmann’s bonkers but beautiful adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. More…

William Shakespeare’s Romeo And Juliet
Fargo

Jack Murphy brings us part 61 of Deconstructing Cinema with a scene from Joel and Ethan Coen’s Fargo that makes us ask, “Is Minnesota nice, really that nice?” More…

Fargo
The Straight Story

Part 77 of Deconstructing Cinema sees us continuing the David Lynch season with a scene from the 1999 film The Straight Story where Alvin learns of his brother’s stroke. More…

The Straight Story
Reality Bites

In part 87 of Deconstructing Cinema we return to Generation X with a scene from Reality Bites in an attempt to save Generation Y R They So Stupid, soon to be followed by Generation Zzzz, from homogeneity. More…

Reality Bites
A Place In The Sun

In Deconstructing Cinema we take a look at the gorgeous close-ups used by director George Steven in the 1951 film, A Place In The Sun, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift. More…

A Place In The Sun
A Clockwork Orange

In Part 48 of Deconstructing Cinema, Simon Powell brings us the opening scene in Stanley Kubrick’s controversial and unsettling morality tale, A Clockwork Orange. More…

A Clockwork Orange
Full Metal Jacket

Part 56 of Deconstructing Cinema continues the Kubrick season and takes us to boot camp training with Marine Private “Pyle” Leonard Lawrence in a scene from Full Metal Jacket. More…

Full Metal Jacket
Barry Lyndon

For the 54th Deconstructing Cinema, Max takes a look at the final duel scene of Barry Lyndon and Stanley Kubrick’s deliberate emotional detachment from the unfoldings. More…

Barry Lyndon
Gandhi

The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre took place in the northern Indian city of Amritsar on April 13th, 1919. This week’s Deconstructing Cinema is a scene from Gandhi recounting the incident. More…

Gandhi
A Beautiful Mind

John Nash was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics in 1994 for developing the Nash equilibrium. We take a look at the scene in A Beautiful Mind where it’s discussed. More…

A Beautiful Mind
The Fourth Kind

In part 84 of Deconstructing Cinema Patrick takes us to a scene from the 2009 film The Fourth Kind as he explains more about the classification scale used to describe encounters with aliens. More…

The Fourth Kind
Scream

In part 45 of Deconstructing Cinema Patrick asks “What’s you favourite scary movie?” as he takes a look at the opening scene with Drew Barrymore in Wes Craven’s Scream. More…

Scream
This Is England

This week in Deconstructing Cinema, Peter takes a look at This Is England, written and directed by Shane Meadows, and the ease with which young men can be turned to a dark path of racism and hatred. More…

This Is England

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