Read: The Complete Analysis Of 'Citizen Kane'

By Srikanth Kanchinadham. Posted on July 15, 2015

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Read this interesting article that gives a deeper insight into the origin and making of one of the most important films in cinema history. Orson Welles and Herman J. Mankiewicz, the creative minds behind the acclaimed screenplay, produced seven scripts in all for Citizen Kane, each with critical modifications that culminated into the Oscar-winning script.  

From The World Of Film Festivals

The fifth edition of International Film Festival of Kashmir is scheduled for the month of August. The festival is inviting films for the pre-selection stage.

The European Union Film Festival has decided to screen 21 recent award-winning films from different European countries, including Latvia, Cyprus, Spain, Hungary, Luxembourg, Croatia, France and others. The festival in association with Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation will travel to Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Coimbatore, Kolkata and Mumbai.

Fresh From The Field

James Franco and Ahna O’Reilly are developing a movie version of Alex Marwood’s murder mystery “The Killer Next Door.” The book which was published last year, centers on six neighbors forced into an unlikely alliance without realizing that one of them is a killer who will do anything to protect his secret.

JK Rowling is going to hold an open casting call to find a girl to star in the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemThe chosen youngster will star opposite Eddie Redmayne in what is bound to be one of the biggest film releases of next year.

One For The Eye

Have a look at the first trailer for Jack Whitehall's The Bad Education Movie. The popular TV series is all set to open its film in UK cinemas on August 21.

Do watch the theatrical trailer of Sneakerheadz, which earlier made its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival earlier this year. The documentary directed by David T. Friendly and Mick Partridge, asks how sneakers became as prized as collectible art?

In Pictures: First look of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's period piece Bajirao Mastani. The film stars Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra in the lead roles.

The Filmmaking Kit

Check out the 3-part cinematography tutorial series will help you in deciding the perfect cinematic choices one needs to consider before shooting.

For all the editors out there, do have a look at this video where 10 hours of footage is cut down to a finely-tuned 3 minute film. 

Do watch this really cool video essay on how Martin Scorsese uses silence to depict vehemence. This video essay is bound to make you watch his films one more time.

Straight From The Pen

For all the movie buffs, we've got a new list of movies that you should watch. Have a look at the 68 films directed by women that you can't afford to miss.


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