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RAISED IN FEAR: Frankenstein, Dracula, and Other Supernannies

Most responsible parents will tell you that using the television as a surrogate nanny is bad for kids, but my own experience as a child would argue against this. My parents were wise enough to know that there were some places in the child mind that parents shouldn't go, and the only reliable guides were creatures of the night.
  • By Jed Mayer
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  • October 31, 2012 8:02 AM
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Awake in a Sea of Sleepers: How Insomnia Made Me Love Horror Films

Two statements, seemingly separate and unrelated: As a kid I was an insomniac. As a kid I was a horror movie buff.
  • By Amber Sparks
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  • October 31, 2012 8:01 AM
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Animating Horror

“Still I waited while time slowed… stopped… ebbed out.”
  • By Lee Price
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  • October 31, 2012 8:00 AM
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VIDEO ESSAY: Growing up a Bond Girl

I am a woman, a feminist, and a hardcore James Bond fan; I've even written a book on the Bond movies. But when I meet fellow fans, they are often startled that a woman is among them.
  • By Deborah Lipp and Kevin B. Lee
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  • October 30, 2012 8:01 AM
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Films Misunderstood: Hollywood’s Best Retroactively Redeemed Failures

People love, in general, to talk about failure, especially as it applies to the movies: stories of bombs or flops or unmitigated disasters of any kind are the industry equivalent of celebrity gossip, and they usually run about as deep.
  • By Calum Marsh
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  • October 30, 2012 8:00 AM
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20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Release Your DVDs!

“They have the whole MTM library and they’re pissing it away,” Tom Fontana said. Of the many award-winning and popular programs released by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, only "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Remington Steele" can be purchased, rented or viewed in their entirety.
  • By Edward Copeland
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  • October 26, 2012 8:01 AM
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Returning to St. Eligius: ST. ELSEWHERE, 30 Years Later, Part 1

In the video above, for the first time, the "St. Elsewhere" credit sequence, set to Oscar-winning composer Dave Grusin’s memorable and infectious theme, unites all 26 regular cast members who graced its opening credits for varying lengths of time, ranging from a single season to its entire six-year NBC run, which began 30 years ago tonight.
  • By Edward Copeland
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  • October 26, 2012 8:00 AM
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Animating Without a Narrative: On the Work of Adam Beckett and Lillian Schwartz

The first time I saw an Adam Beckett film I was repulsed. What started as a structured sketch, in which quadrilaterals were progressively birthing more quadrilaterals, erupted into blobs of pastels and indiscreetly organic colors stretching and consuming each other in an orgy of what looked like sexy intestines.
  • By Scott Bussey
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  • October 25, 2012 11:09 AM
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VIDEO ESSAY: Gliding Over All: The Cinematography of Breaking Bad, Season 4

Hollywood can keep its 3D, its CGI and whatever Dolby Surround version they’re up to now. For a contemporary cinematic experience as visceral and visually arresting as "Breaking Bad," audiences must look abroad, to Gaspar Noé’s "Enter the Void," or further, to films coming out of Thailand, Japan, and South Korea.
  • By Dave Bunting, Jr. and Gary Sullivan
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  • October 25, 2012 8:45 AM
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Chameleon Soul: On Lana Del Rey's RIDE Video and BREAKING BAD

While femininity is perceived as a construct, an outfit that can be removed, replaced, strengthened or destroyed completely, masculinity is increasingly perceived as a fixed kind of attitude.
  • By Arielle Bernstein
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  • October 25, 2012 8:42 AM
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