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WRITING WRONGS: The 18 Percent

WRITING WRONGS: The 18 Percent

By Bella Levaggi

November 18, 2013

What do “The Avengers,” “Lincoln,” “Django Unchained” and “The Hobbit” all have in common? Yes, they were all successful feature films, garnering critical praise and monetary success. But they share another similarity: none of them pass the Bechdel Test. While the structure of a written colu...

Hands Off, Hollywood, Leave My Books Alone!

Hands Off, Hollywood, Leave My Books Alone!

By Bella Levaggi

March 24, 2013

These days many Tam students experience a story twice: once as a novel and again when it is inevitably adapted as a major motion picture. This trend, though sometimes enjoyable, is accelerating the decline of the film industry’s willingness to think outside the box. Hollywood has devolved into a group...

EMBLIDGE INSIGHT: Wesley vs. “The Hobbit” and 48 fps

EMBLIDGE INSIGHT: Wesley vs. “The Hobbit” and 48 fps

By Wesley Emblidge

December 14, 2012

The way we see films is an ever changing, much debated, controversial topic. We’re in an age now where you can get any film instantly through the internet, where anyone can make a film if they have a cell phone and passion, and where film, in the most literal sense, is going away. Recently we’ve ...

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” Review: A Successful, If Lesser, Return to Middle Earth

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” Review: A Successful, If Lesser, Return to Middle Earth

By Wesley Emblidge

December 14, 2012

I was tired when I sat down for “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” but excited nonetheless. The “Lord of the Rings” trilogy created one of the best-defined and most expansive universes in modern movie history, but managed to do so while still keeping an engaging story. Unfortunately for “The Hobbit,” it lacks...