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Films have been ‘cancelled’ for featuring offensive content way before cancel culture began: in 1973, Stanley Kubrick declared that his film, A Clockwork Orange, should never be played again in his lifetime after the furore it caused.Audiences have called out films which they have deemed to be offensive for decades, but typically, film-makers and distributors have fought back, claiming their work is important in an artistic sense.The debate about what constitutes ‘good’ art has risen again after Netflix acquired the rights to Cuties, a French feature from film-maker Maïmouna Doucouré.The film, about one young girl torn between the life of her Senegalese Muslim family and the Westernised ways of her French schoolmates, won the directing jury prize at this year’s Sundance, and has received a raft of positive reviews, scoring 88% on online review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.But the scenes of suggestive dancing have riled some viewers who have condemned the feature as child pornography. Those on the other side of the debate view the film as a nuanced criticism of the culture of child objectification - and a crucial conversation starter.Criticism gained pace after Netflix marketed Cuties with an image of the young cast posing provocatively, rather than the using original poster, which featured them shopping. Netflix has since removed their choice of poster, and apologised for marketing the film in a way which was deemed in bad taste. So “Cuties” was a French film that went to Sundance. Netflix gets ahold of it , re-titles it something questionable and slaps a hyper-sexual poster on it. I haven’t watched yet so I will reserve my feelings about the actual film...but the diff in the two posters says a lot. pic.twitter.com/2YkkCs05D2— Blood Moonbeam (@BloodMoonbeam) August 20, 2020“We’re deeply sorry for the inappropriate artwork that we used for Mignonnes/Cuties,” said Netflix in a tweet that included the film’s original French title.“It was not OK, nor was it representative of this French film which won an award at Sundance. We’ve now updated the pictures and description.”We're deeply sorry for the inappropriate artwork that we used for Mignonnes/Cuties. It was not OK, nor was it representative of this French film which won an award at Sundance. We’ve now updated the pictures and description.— Netflix (@netflix) August 20, 2020The streaming service has defended their inclusion of the film on the platform, saying it is “a social commentary against the sexualisation of young children” rather than having the intention of objectifying young girls.Yet, furious critics have continued to make their voices heard. A Change.org petition to have the film removed from Netflix has garnered almost 360,000 signatures.“This movie/show is disgusting as it sexualises an ELEVEN year old for the viewing pleasure of pedophiles and also negatively influences our children! There is no need for this kind of content in that age group, especially when sex trafficking and pedophilia are so rampant! There is no excuse, this is dangerous content!” reads the caption.However, removing the film from platforms would be an unfair move, say the British Board of Film Classification, who explained to HuffPost UK why they don’t believe the film has any potential to harmfully impact viewers.“The film addresses the effects of sexualisation in popular culture, including on young people, but this is handled sensitively within the context of a coming-of-age drama,” the spokesperson said.They added: “Our extensive research into public opinion, and our Classification Guidelines, guides us as we seek to ensure that classification decisions reflect people’s opinions in the UK.” Other industry voices speaking to HuffPost UK agree that the film poses no threat to audiences of any age.″It sounds to me like Netflix inappropriately positioned the film missing the point of what it was about,” says Julie Rassat, founder of the She Does Filmz organisation to celebrate female voices in film. “It’s not necessarily a reflection on the film - and from reviews I’ve seen it’s not, it’s more a reflection of Netflix not handling the film’s content appropriately.”The fact that this film was directed by a woman changes everything.Cutie is the product of a female film-maker, says Julie, and therefore unlikely to reinforce negative stereotypes about women in film that are traditionally found in films made from the perspective of the male gaze. ″The fact that this film was directed by a woman changes everything in terms of perspective and intent,” adds Julie, who notes how “we’re uncomfortable with discussing girls sexuality, because the viewpoint has historically been twisted, with connotations and risks associated with it.” View this post on InstagramA post shared by Maimouna Doucouré (@maimounadoucoure) on Aug 31, 2020 at 10:17am PDTBucking that trend, Cutie offers an authentic look at the reality of life for young girls growing up with the threat of sexual exploitation, says Doctor Helen Jacey, screenwriter and CEO of Shedunnit Productions. “Netflix removed the original poster after a public outcry, but that doesn’t reflect on the filmmaker’s intensions for her work,” she says.“The backlash to the marketing of this movie, before many of the complainers have even seen the film, does show that her subject matter is pertinent,” she adds on the divide in opinion around the film. Helen goes so far as to say that “exploitation belongs to the exploitative viewer,” and that marketing executives risk the real message of the film being lost by using the sexualised poster. She believes executives “recognise that generic images of women are proven to sell” and forefront those over more representative images of the film as a whole.The message from French-Senegalese film-maker Maïmouna Doucouré circles back to the toxicity of cancel culture, of people condemning things before they fully understand them. Responding to the backlash against the film in an interview with Refinery 29, she said that “ultimately, people didn’t have the right information” before they formed their opinions.Explaining more about her inspiration for the film, she said: “At one point these young girls took the stage and danced very well. But it was also very disturbing to watch because they danced like adults, like we see in music videos. So I started wondering whether or not they were conscious of the message they were sending with this sexualised dance.”Despite Maïmouna’s defence, the #CancelNetflix hashtag on Twitter is rife with screenshots of cancelled Netflix subscriptions. It’s unclear how many of them have actually seen the film, although the point of having the film cancelled seems to have got lost somewhat in a sea of trolls. “I personally can’t wait to watch Cuties #CancelNetflix,” one user provocatively tweeted.The debate around outrage seems so often to be typified by opposing opinions being shouted loudly, rather than having the intention of educating audiences or changing minds.More than anything, it’s important we see past the tone deaf marketing campaign and online commotion to understand the true power of female film-makers telling their own stories, says Julie Rassat.“A woman director is a shift of voice, a shift of story-telling and a shift of gaze in itself,” she reminds.READ MORE
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The sequel to the mega-hit Netflix horror show, The Haunting of the Hill House directed by Mike Flanagan will arrive this October.The sequel is also directed by Mike Flanagan; the critically acclaimed director who had received heaps of praise for his innovative approach to the horror story when “Hill House” had started receiving global recognition.Mike Flanagan’s “Haunting of Bly Manor” will be an anthological series and will tell the story of another bone-chillingly sinister house.There are mysterious dolls lying on the floor, and the ghosts hide in the background of the first teaser trailer of the eagerly awaited sequel to the 2018 blockbuster The Haunting of the Hill House that quickly became an internet sensation.Mike Flanagan’s idea to hide ghosts in the background gave an enigmatic and eerie feel to the series and earned massive acclaim from fans as well as critics.Mike Flanagan has also been credited for steering the wheel for last year’s Halloween release Doctor Sleep; a sequel to the vintage Stanley Kubrick film The Shining (a film based on a splendid literary piece written by Stephen King).The prequel “The Haunting of the Hill House” was based on a 1959 novel of the same name written by Shirley Jackson.The premise, event, and conclusion of the novel were not directly written down in secret, but instead, they were reimagined, and it will only be the truth if it is said that they imagined it emphatically.The sequel “The Haunting of the Bly Manor” has been treated in a similar fashion and the plot from the 1898 horror story “The Turn of the Screw” written by Henry James has been reimagined for “The Haunting of Bly Manor.”The ensemble cast is expected to have familiar faces from the prequel, but some faces will not be featured in the sequel.The cast that can be expected in the sequel is the combination of the familiar and the new faces.Reportedly that includes Kate Seigel, Victoria Pedretti, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Henry Thomas, Amelia Eve, Amelie Smith, Rahul Kohli, and Benjamin Evan Ainsworth.Apparently, Mike Huisman, Carla Gugino, and Elizabeth Reaser are not part of the Haunting of Bly Manor in any capacity.It is also imperative to understand the meaning of an anthological sequel.The governess slowly comes to terms with the spooky nature of the house they are living in as her mind begins to put pieces together about the things that she is seeing and hearing in the house.The idea of an anthological franchise came from Flanagan as he talked to the Entertainment Weekly about the mega-hit franchise.
Classics have the tendency to open different perspectives to the world.Here is a list of some of the best film adaptations that you should not miss.Anna Karenina (2012)Based on – Anna KareninaAuthor – Leo TolstoyYear of Release – 1878Where to Watch – Netflix and Amazon PrimeAnna Karenina is considered one of the best books ever written.His narrative genre was usually psychological realism, and with this book, he writes about a love affair that is distributed in a triangle, exploring eroticism.The movie was produced by Pandro S. Berman and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.THE DOUBLE (2014)Based on – The DoubleAuthor – Fyodor DostoevskyYear of Release – 1846Where to watch – Netflix and Amazon PrimeThe Double’s adaptation is a more recent one.The Double is considered to be one of the most Gogolesque works of Dostoevsky.LOLITA (1962)Based on – LolitaAuthor – Vladimir NabokovYear of Release – 1955Where to watch – Netflix and Amazon PrimeLolita is a book that was way ahead of its time.Vladimir Nabokov has a brilliant style of writing, where he influences his readers’ minds into agreeing with him.
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The Shinning is full of terrifying and horrible moments, which left you frightened.The film is a horror classic and was a massive blockbuster, and you will remain stunned with the haunting and terrifying visuals.He is relentlessly hacking at the entrance of the bathroom so he could kill her wife; meanwhile, he is also cracking the jokes.This particular scene will be left you trembling with fear and terror.Entering of Jack in room no.237This scene is not only terrifying but also haunting, and the director has used different colors to manipulate the mood.She suspected Jack for all this as there was no one else in the hotel.He started pursuing his wife, saying, ” Wendy.
"Doctor Sleep," a sequel to "The Shining" based on Stephen King's book of the same name, made just $14 million domestically over the weekend.Box-office experts say that the studio Warner Bros.' made two drastic mistakes: marketing it as a "Shining" sequel and not releasing it during the Halloween season.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories."Doctor Sleep," from "The Haunting of Hill House" director Mike Flanagan, seemed like a winner not long ago.Going into the movie's opening weekend, the studio Warner Bros. was projected to make up to $30 million domestically.Boxoffice Pro predicted a $25 million haul, while Box Office Mojo projected $27 million.
That task was to adapt Stephen King’s book, Doctor Sleep.Doctor Sleep is the sequel to King’s classic novel, The Shining, which Stanley Kubrick adapted into one of the best horror films ever, also called The Shining.Gizmodo: The press notes say you got Doctor Sleep after mentioning it in another meeting that wasn’t about Doctor Sleep.I think it’s about where you set the end of the film.” And I think it’s going to be, for whoever would try to do that, it would be one of the most daunting things they could ever attempt to do.And, there are these continuity issues you have to deal with between them – where Kubrick and King had made such different decisions that you have to decide huge questions, like is Dick Hallorann alive or dead.Did you send him a script, present it to him?
But Doctor Sleep, which hits cinemas this week, comes with a stamp of approval not just from Stephen King, who wrote the original books, but the Stanley Kubrick estate, too.Both aided writer-director Mike Flanagan in being as faithful as possible.You might be against seeing a sequel to the iconic book turned film, but it’s actually good!However, it does require you to have some basic knowledge from the Kubrick film (even if it’s based on King’s sequel book) and we’re here to fill in the blanks.Though, instead of reading this, a rewatch of The Shining is more than encouraged.If you don’t have the time, though, what follows isn’t a blow by blow of The Shining.
And while that may be your first reaction when you think about Doctor Sleep, a sequel to both Stephen King and Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, check that sentiment right now.You know, the young boy from The Shining whose father, Jack, went crazy with an ax in the Overlook Hotel.In subsequent years though, two things happened: Kubrick’s film got way more famous than the book it was based upon and King wrote a sequel novel, called Doctor Sleep.Flanagan (who recently had a huge hit with Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House and has a long history with horror) decided to take King’s book and twist it just enough so it stays true to the source material, but also satisfies fans of the film.Much like his father, Danny is now a violent alcoholic, and it’s not until he hits rock bottom and moves to New Hampshire to straighten out his life that he can begin to deal with the demons that have haunted him since he was a child.First is that of Abra, played by newcomer Kyliegh Curran.
Doctor Sleep, Mike Flanagan’s adaptation of Stephen King’s sequel novel to The Shining, has an impossibly high pedigree to live up to in the form of Kubrick’s The Shining adaptation, one of the best horror films ever made.It’s been a great yr for Stephen King adaptations but I think DoctorSleep is the best of the bunch.What a wonderful celebration of Kubrick, King & @flanaganfilm’s career as well.— Heatherface Wixson (@thehorrorchick) October 25, 2019As a huge fan of Kubrick's The Shining, King's books & Mike Flanagan, I'm giddy that Doctor Sleep is seriously GREAT.Fans of TheShining are really gonna love DoctorSleep.
I certainly don't know the bush Michelangelo used to paint the Sistine Chapel, or the model of typewriter Harper Lee used to write To Kill A Mockingbird.I could search to find Ava DuVernay's preferred camera, but owning it won't magically help me make When They See Us.We might choose to see a film at an Imax theater knowing that part of it or all of it was "shot on Imax."And Sean Baker was only able to get his film Tangerine made because he chose to shoot it on an inexpensive iPhone 5S instead of a more costly cinema camera and lenses.The advantage the iPhone offers over a dedicated cinema camera is that it's compact, capable and affordable compared to cameras like the Arriflex Alexa, which at a basic setup can cost just under $100K.With the new iPhone 11 Pro, Apple improved the versatility and convenience of its phone (yes, it still makes calls) by adding a new ultawide-angle lens, increasing the battery life and adding its special sauce "extended dynamic range" to 4K 60-fps video.
“There’s a place...” One of the scariest places in fiction, a place of power and terror and one awful dad.That’s right, Doctor Sleep is gearing up to go back to the Overlook.That’s the vibe given by the final trailer for the film, a sequel to The Shining that works to channel both the King novels and the Stanley Kubrick film that King famously distanced himself from.It’s a tricky balancing act, but it’s one that director Mike Flanagan and his impressive cast, including lead Ewan MacGregor as Danny Torrance, seem eager to tackle.This last trailer is heavy on the allusions to the previous film, while also shedding more light on the plot wrinkles unique to the sequel: Danny, tortured by his past, ends up linking up with a young girl with the same psychic powers as him.Only, she’s being pursued by a group of psychic villains, a struggle that leads them all, it seems, inexorably, back to the Overlook.
The reality is that we’ve slowly been inviting virtual assistants into our homes via a myriad of smart speakers for several years now.behind them continues to become smarter.Many of us already own some sort of smart speaker, so what would compel someone to consider the iDevices Instinct?First off, you can initiate Alexa and ask her all sorts of questions (and play tunes).While it certainly can’t compete with a Dot when it comes to audio playback — especially when playing music — it’s still better than most smartphones, and it doesn’t sound shrill or irritating at high volumes.Now, if you’re paranoid about privacy, you can quickly mute the Instinct by pressing the dedicated mute button on the switch.