Favorites: Top Five Film Soundtracks/Scores

Here at 25YLSite, we handle a lot of heavy lifting. Analysis, interpretation, deep discussion, introspective interviews… you name it, we've got it. "Favorites" takes a lighter approach to the material we normally cover. Each week, we will take you through a list of favorites - whether it's moments, scenes, episodes, characters, lines of dialogue, whatever! …

Nicolas Roeg and the Transcendent Cinema of Feeling

Through the subversion of key cinematic principals, one may transcend the filmic form and enter into a hallucinatory fantasia of sounds, sights and sensuality. Given the free-flowing sensibilities of the motion picture, the possibility of cinematic transcendence presents a fascinating tight-rope for filmmakers to walk. It begs the question: how does one manipulate the silver …

The Time Travel Trial: Should Cooper have gone back to 1989?

“Black Lodge/White Lodge” is the occasional 25 Years Later version of the popular point/counterpoint style of debating, wherein two sides take opposing views and hash it out on stage. Here, we’ll be debating the finer points of Twin Peaks lore, in writing, for your reading pleasure. Today’s debaters are: Caemeron Crain and Brien Allen The …

Lynch Night: A Conversation with Charles de Lauzirika, Director of A Slice of Lynch, Between Two Worlds, and A Very Lovely Dream

“My week on set for the new Twin Peaks was kind of magical and kind of beautiful in how it was sort of like a family, and it was very zen.  The vibe was very zen.  I really enjoyed having a completely different experience, and I learned a lot. I really just appreciated the very different tone.  …

How Sunset Boulevard Perfectly Captured the Way Actresses Are Cast Away After Reaching a Certain Age: A Self-Critical Look at Hollywood

In this article I am going to explore how Hollywood moved away from self reflection, and towards self-defence. Sunset Boulevard is the ultimate self-reflection. A critical look from within Hollywood at how female actresses are cast aside as soon as they are no longer physically attractive enough to star in films as ‘the young beauty’. …