Tag: industry

“Anamorphic Adventures in Hong Kong”

David Bordwell writes about Shaw Brothers Studios particular use of the widescreen format in film. “The Shawscope blazon opens onto a world of one-armed swordfighters, beautiful woman warriors, and kung-fu masters with very long white eyebrows. Without denying the peculiar pleasures of these sagas, we can peer behind […]

“Jesus, is that so hard?”

 Libba Bray writes about the process of turning her novel, Beauty Queens, which re-imagined Lord of the Flies among teen beauty contestants, into a film.  “But try, if you will, to imagine me with lasers coming out of my eyes while my internal organs became as the fires […]