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On the QT, Chapter 3: THE MAN FROM HOLLYWOOD: The Pastiche Pique

Quentin Tarantino is pretty much the quintessential film-school darling, the sort of filmmaker whose work appeals most strongly to those in high school or college—but, to paraphrase Diane Keaton in "Manhattan," you absolutely grow out of it. Or you mostly do, anyway.
  • By Calum Marsh
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  • November 2, 2012 8:15 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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"Critical Film Studies": The Hazards of Reference

“Critical Film Studies,” the 19th episode of the 2nd season of “Community,” was probably pretty confusing to most fans of the series when it aired in the Spring of 2011.
  • By Calum Marsh
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  • April 3, 2012 8:52 AM
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