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Limitless (Burger, 2011)

While I love the concept of this film, execution of the narrative is done rather poorly. If one has read even the littlest bit of Aldous Huxley’s Doors Of Perception, one would recognize that Limitless’ approach to this concept is … Continue reading

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Goodfellas: The Use Of Voice-Over

In this paper, I will examine Martin Scorsese’s utilization of voice-over in his film Goodfellas (1990). Although voice-over is generally considered a “lazy” form of scriptwriting by the film community, I will argue that Scorsese’s utilization of voice-over as a … Continue reading

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Taxi Driver (Scorsese, 1976)

Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver (1976) is a poignant character study exploring the human condition. Although rather hyperbolized,  the existential struggle of the film’s primary character, Travis Bickle, a night-time taxi driver, is relatable to the experiences of any human being; … Continue reading

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