1939's "Gone With The Wind" is the highest grossing film with inflation. A national event when released, the film made 1.6 billion dollars in 2014 money, selling over 200 million tickets.
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The Youtube channel Every Frame a Painting is one of the most interesting sources of analysis on film form and how it is used to tell stories. I decided to link to one of the best episodes, which looks at how Jackie Chan is one of the masters at shooting action and comedy scenes, finding that both are more similar than originally thought.
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During the script writing process of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, which began in 2006, writer of the original graphic novels Bryan Lee O'Malley was heavily involved. He polished some scenes, provided ideas, added lines of dialogue, and even gave the writers early notes for the sixth book "Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour". Essentially, some elements in the film that differ from the graphic novels could be things O'Malley originally planned but changed later on.
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The 1954 Elia Kazan film "On The Waterfront" is well known for Marlon Brando's Oscar winning performance and the the beautiful urban images, but most do not know about how it was shot to accommodate for three separate aspect ratios. This video from the impeccable Criterion Collection explains how the film was shot with each ratio in mind, making sure every version would still tell a compelling story.
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