In 1911, Thomas Edison held a practical monopoly on the technology needed to make movies. He was rampant about keeping the patents to himself and exploiting them to the best of his ability. So filmmakers said “Screw that noise” and headed to California, founding Hollywood and creating their own world.
A movie, starring Seth Rogan and James Franco, satirizing the North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-Un, and a plan to assassinate the leader, *recently created quite a stir in the media and in global affairs. The Interview was set to release on Christmas Eve 2014, but due to a mass hack
When is something considered “art”? Is something considered art when it serves a valuable purpose and results in some positive outcome? It has been postulated that “that which harms has no value”. But perhaps, artistic value exists in the sheer fact that emotion is evoked and creativity is involved. One’s
In the 1991 film, “Silence of the Lambs,” Hannibal Lecter was once a psychiatrist turned murderer. In the scene depicted above, Hannibal poses Officer Boyle’s body as if he is being crucified during his escape of the county prison. Some articles (http://visupview.blogspot.com/2011/05/silence-of-magicians-part-ii.html) speculate that this scene was intended for the
The film 21 illustrates a significant overlap between art and crime. Inspired by the true story of card counters at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the gifted MIT student, Ben Campbell (Jim Sturgess), uses creativity and performance art to scam the gambling system in Las Vegas, and earn hundreds of thousands
Ever watch a film and right before the film starts you see a message saying “Piracy is not a victimless crime”? There is always a warning for the consumer to know that piracy is illegal and harmful! When you download a movie, let’s say one of the Star War movies,
The film, “The Godfather”, is a great example of art and crime. In this film, the Mafia and its crime oriented behaviors are glorified into a film. This scene shows an epic point in the film where Michael Corleone, son of ‘Godfather’, kills a crooked police man and another mafia