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Beyond Narrative: The Future of the Feature Film

12 February 2015 12:01 PM, PST | blogs.suntimes.com/ebert | See recent Roger Ebert's Blog news »

Editor's Note: RogerEbert.com is proud to reprint Roger Ebert's 1978 entry from the Encyclopedia Britannica publication "The Great Ideas Today," part of "The Great Books of the Western World." Reprinted with permission from The Great Ideas Today ©1978 Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.

It's a measure of how completely the Internet has transformed communication that I need to explain, for the benefit of some younger readers, what encyclopedias were: bound editions summing up all available knowledge, delivered to one's home in handsome bound editions. The "Great Books" series zeroed in on books about history, poetry, natural science, math and other fields of study; the "Great Ideas" series was meant to tie all the ideas together, and that was the mission given to Roger when he undertook this piece about film.

Given the venue he was writing for, it's probably wisest to look at Roger's long, wide-ranging piece as a snapshot of the »

- Roger Ebert

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Taschen Books Celebrate Comic Book History In Style

11 February 2015 3:17 AM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Adrian Smith

75 Years of Marvel Comics. From the Golden Age to the Silver Screen

Roy Thomas, Josh Baker

Hardcover with fold-out, ribbon bookmark, and four-foot accordion-fold timeline

11.4 x 15.6 in.

712 pages

Published 2014

Isbn: 9783836548458

$200/ £135

75 Years of DC Comics. The Art of Modern Mythmaking

Paul Levitz

Hardcover with fold-out, ribbon bookmark

11.4 x 15.6 in.

720 pages

Published 2010

Isbn: 9783836519816

$200/ £135

If you take a look at the top 100 all-time highest worldwide grossing movies, fifteen of them are either Marvel or DC comic adaptations. According to Box Office Mojo the third highest grossing film of all time is The Avengers (2012) at over a billion and a half dollars. Comics, it would seem, are major players in the world of entertainment.

Seventy-five years ago it was all very different. Comics were for children and were disregarded as both an entertainment medium and as an art form. Comics were disposable. Because of their ephemeral nature surviving early copies now trade hands for vast sums. »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Vin Diesel and James Gunn talk Guardians of the Galaxy

6 January 2015 12:42 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Vin Diesel goes Groot and director James Gunn discusses bringing Guardians of the Galaxy to the big screen!

Guardians of the Galaxy was a success thanks to the inventive vision of director James Gunn, as well as the vocal performance of Vin Diesel, who managed to bring his character of Groot to life despite having only one line to repeat. With the film now out on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD, both Gunn and Diesel participated in a Q&A to discuss the movie.

Vin Diesel

Q: How was it working with a script where your only line is “I am Groot”?

Diesel: I was lucky that I had a director [James Gunn] who was willing to indulge me. I told him: ‘We know that Groot is really saying any number of things when he says that line and most people are oblivious to the nuances of his speech because of his »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Victor Medina)

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