Posts by Doug Tilley

The Printed Screen: DARKMAN (1990) (Part 1 of 3)

In The Printed Screen, I’ll be taking an irreverent look at comic book adaptations of notable films. Some of these were released at around the same time as their film counterpart, with the comic being based on an initial script and/or concept art, while others came out months or years after the fact. I’ll break down notable differences, look at the advantages and limitations of comic books compared to celluloid, and try to look at the broader context that led to the creation of both works. The big bang for superhero movies occurred in 1989 with Tim Burton’s Batman. Stay with
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Rhythm Over Volume: How Noise Can Ruin A Horror Movie Score

When we think of horror movie scores, we usually think of the same thing the “reet reet reet” of Mrs. Bates’s knife from Psycho or the slowed-down version of the same thing, “duna duna duna” from Jaws. And that’s because they represent two sides of the horror score: the build up and the break. Each part is just as important, and they more or less defined the way we gauge a successful score. Where and how a director or music director implements their soundtrack has a great impact on how the audience digests the information. A type of Mickey Mousing
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FIRE & ICE: A Tragically Funny Movie

Sometimes in life we are blessed with amazing collaboration projects where two amazing artists in their respected fields come together and birth something so great it doesn’t make sense that it could be real. This, however, is not the case with Fire & Ice, while we do have two brilliant and groundbreaking artists in their respective fields. When legendary animator Ralph Bakshi (Fritz the Cat, Wizards, Lord of the Rings animated movie) and legendary artist Frank Frazetta teamed up together, no one could have fathomed that Fire & Ice was going to be a total bust. While technically Fire &
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In Theaters: ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

An argument can be made that Alice Through the Looking Glass is more prequel than sequel since so much of it centers on traveling in the past and being told the origin stories of some important characters. James Bobin’s mediocre follow-up to Tim Burton’s equally middle-of-the-road Alice in Wonderland (2010) finds Alice Kingsleigh, played more formidable and less plucky than before by Mia Wasikowska, back in Underland, where she’s informed by the White Queen (Anne Hathaway) and the rest of the gang (White Rabbit, The Cheshire Cat, Tweedledee and Tweedledum) that her old friend The Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp) is
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EPISODE 29: MAD MAX – “TWO MEN ENTER, ONE MAN LEAVES”

http://media.blubrry.com/cinepunx/p/www.liamface.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Cinepunx_Episode_29.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Hey there my berzerkers, and welcome to the latest thrilling epoch of Cinepunx! This episode is focused on MAD MAX, both the classic films and the latest edition, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD! Spoiler Alert: Josh and Liam like the film. A LOT! Also some spoilers for the other Mad Max films as well as for Ex-Machina and maybe some other films. You know, deal with it. Some things mentioned in the podcast worth checking out Here is Doug Tiley’s new podcast The video Liam mentions was called
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EPISODE 28: EX-FEST RECAP WITH JEN ROGERS (@FinalGirlSG )

http://media.blubrry.com/cinepunx/p/www.liamface.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Cinepunx_Episode_28.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSCAUTION, AHEAD LIE SPOILERS FOR AGE OF ULTRON, LISTEN AT YOUR OWN RISK! Welcome to yet another salacious edition of Cinepunx where we talk Ex-Fest! This episode’s guest is Jennifer Rodgers (@FinalGirlSG ) who you may know from her blog Final Girl Support Group! The episode also feature’s our own Sean Bennis-Sine, one of our extended members. He is like the Falcon to our…oh wait, Falcon is a regular Avenger in the MCU now. Oh wait, gimme a sec here. He is like the Havok to our 80’s Uncanny
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